Six months of traffic delays while Keady wind farm works carried out

Part of the proposed site for the wind farm. In the foreground is Stainforth and Keadby Canal.
Part of the proposed site for the wind farm. In the foreground is Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

Motorists are being warned that they will face traffic disruption for six months while a new access bridge is built for Keadby Wind Farm.

SSE Renewables is beginning work this week on a new bridge which it says will enable easier and safer access for construction vehicles from the A18 without the need to travel through villages.

Driverss are being advised to allow for extra time on their journeys while the work takes place. Temporary traffic lights are to be placed between Keadby and Crowle on the A18 from for approximately 26 weeks.

Balfour Beatty, the main contractor for the Keadby wind farm project, will be on site carrying out construction works at the Hatfield Drain to provide an additional entrance from the A18 into SSE’s Keadby Wind Farm site.

Ian Rowell, Balfour Beatty site manager said: ”The wind farm site is beginning to take shape with progress being made on access tracks as well as excavation of a number of the turbine bases being completed.

The construction works starting on the Hatfield Bridge will increase accessibility to the site for the next stage of the project.

“Whilst we will work hard to minimise disruption for local road users of the A18, we would advise allowing extra time for your journey.”

The first wind turbine deliveries are expected in the summer 2013.

Once fully constructed, the 34 turbine farm will have an installed capacity of 68MW and will be able to power the equivalent of 57,000 homes.