NATIONAL Grid is refurbishing the overhead power line running from Birkenhead to Capenhurst in a £6million project.

The line is part of the network of overhead lines, underground cables and substations carrying high voltage electricity across the country.

National Grid say the work will keep the line in good working order to ensure that everyone has the power they need, safely, and at the touch of a button.

Work is expected to be completed by October and there will be no interruption to electricity supplies during the work.

No roads or footpaths will be closed while the work is being carried out although, in agreement with Cheshire West and Chester Council, part of the Wirral Way will be reduced in width for a short time to allow access to some of the pylons. People will still be able to use the Wirral Way while the refurbishment work is under way.

Chris Card, project engineer, said: "Our job is to connect people to the energy they use. This investment of nearly £6m will help ensure we can all continue to rely on having energy at our finger tips.

"Our society is built on the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going."

National Grid has written to homes and businesses directly affected by its work on the overhead area.

A special contact number has been set up for people to ring if they have questions about the work. The number is 0800 021 7878.