(The signs on Swakeleys Rd and BRS show the start date as 7th Feb)
What we are doing We need to construct a temporary highway to the side of the current Harvil Road to allow us to start work on realigning Harvil Road later this year, and begin to build two over bridges over the Chiltern and HS2 rail lines.
From 13 February we start work to construct the tie-ins to the current highway.
We will need to use construction vehicles in the highway, and to dig a trial hole. To do this safely we need to close the road fully.
How this work might affect you Harvil Road will be fully closed 24 hours a day from 13 to 21 February inclusive. A diversion will be in place via Moorhall Road / A412 / A40 and will be clearly marked. Access to the Dogs Trust will be maintained throughout the works.
The working hours will run for 24 hours each day to reduce the closure of the road to one week.
What to expect Harvil Road will be fully closed 24 hours a day We will use lights as needed and we will ensure that these will face the work areas only
What we will do We will ensure that the diversion is clearly marked throughout. Access to the Dogs Trust will be maintained throughout the road closure. Access will be permitted to the residences north and south of the road closure
Update on preparation works for the soil treatment area at Harvil Road
We’re writing to let you know about some planned works that we will be carrying out in your area.
We wrote to you last year to let you know that we would be carrying out enabling works for the construction of the treatment area. As part of these works we will need to extend the security fence and hoarding line to the southern area to continue with the enabling works.
These works will cause no disruption to local residents.
HS2 Works Notification: Thames Water works; Installing and monitoring reference studs on Herlwyn Avenue and Update on continuous concrete pour We’re writing to let you know about some planned works that we will be carrying out in your area. Thames Water Works:We have received approval from London Borough of Hillingdon to discharge the pre-commencement planning conditions for the haul road. We will start to remove trees early February and will then set up the site offices and construct the bridge to cross the Ickenham stream.
Continuous concrete pour: at West Ruislip We wrote you recently to let you know that there would be two separate occasions where fifty hours of continuous concrete pour was required, as part of the installation of the base of the railway tunnels. The first weekend for these works ( 21 to 23 January 2022) has now been rescheduled and will take place from 8am on Saturday 29 to 8pm on Sunday 30 January 2022 . We no longer need the Friday night on this occasion.
The second weekend of 11 to 13 of February 2022 will remain in place. We will notify you if this changes and we will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
We wrote to you in April 2021 to let you know that we would be carrying out sewer investigations near Blenheim Crescent. We need to re-visit this location to carry out additional works that will take place on 28 January 2022. The location of these works is shown on the map overleaf.
We will investigate the condition of the sewer system using a CCTV camera mounted on a small robot. Should we find a blockage, we may need to flush the drainage system using a high-pressure water jet to carry out the investigation.
You may see people working along the railway tracks. We may need to carry out the works via the manhole in the open space next to 259-329 Aylsham Drive. If this is the case, there will be operatives carrying out the survey at this location. Your utility services will not be affected.
Following the works before Christmas they are now doing the same northbound from the bridge to Halford Rd – the cycle lane is not in use
Location: LONG LANE ICKENHAM Reference: FP011S000000003724 Status: Works In Progress Works owner: LON, 01895 250111, Web Site Street authority: LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON Start date: 06/12/2021 End date: 21/01/2022 Description: Kerb works and Footway resurfacing All works to be closed down by 22/12/21 for xmas shutdown to resume on 04/01/22
Last October we notified you that we would be carrying out excavation works overnight at our West Ruislip site from 8 November to 17 December 2021. However, we now need to continue with these works until 13 February 2022 to prepare the base of the railway tunnels.
There will be two separate occasions where fifty hours of continuous cement pour is required. This will be used to build the two base slabs for the portal structure and has to be continuous so that there is no adverse effect on the structural integrity of the building. One of these weekends will be in February. We will be excavating to prepare the area for the launch of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and the creation of the portal area.
The earth excavated from this area will be stored temporarily at the golf course driving range. This stockpiled earth will then be used to landscape the area around the tunnels and the tunnel entrances once the construction works have been completed. In the TBM storage area we will be building a tent to minimise noise from the initial welding works required for the construction of the cutter head. There will be two separate occasions where fifty hours of continuous cement pour is required. This will be used to build the two base slabs for the portal structure and has to be continuous so that there is no adverse effect on the structural integrity of the building.
Work mitigation We will: • Continue to monitor sound levels both inside and outside our site compound • Carry out attended monitoring for the first two weeks to ensure noise and vibration levels are within our required limits • Carry out steel fixing works only at the very bottom of the excavation, 11 meters below ground level • Use acoustic covers and blankets where possible • Limit cutting and welding to daytime hours (8am to 6pm) • Use dust mist cannons around the working areas • Face lighting away from residential properties.
We would like to apologise in advance for the disruption or inconvenience this may cause. Every effort is being taken to ensure that these works are carried out in the least impactful way. We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
HS2 Works Notification: Update on night works at West Ruislip
We wrote to you in November last year, to let you know about night works taking place adjacent to the Golf Course at West Ruislip.
In order to continue these works, we need to undertake some additional activities within what is known as a Network Rail ‘Possession’ which means that we can undertake works when the trains are not using the Chiltern Line track. These are generally overnight.
Late on Saturday the 15th of January into the 16th of January we will be re-locating the hoarding line adjacent to the railway line, this will be done using hand tools predominantly and so is not expected to cause any inconvenience or disruption. There will be some vegetation clearance undertaken to facilitate this, which will be done as quietly as possible by hand.
Ickenham Road HS2 Utilities Works January 2022:
HS2 (through their contractors SCS) are undertaking a series of essential Utilities works in 2022 in advance of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) travelling from near West Ruislip Tube Station under the ground in a tunnel to Old Oak Common in Acton. Any present Utilities along the route (such as gas, electricity, water and sewerage pipes) have to either be diverted or be renewed or reinforced so that the vibration from the movement of the TBM travelling underneath them will not cause breakages and damage to the existing pipework.
In Ickenham Road these works have been split down into 7 Phases, with Phase 1 starting next Monday 10/01/22 where the central reservation on Ickenham Road outside of West Ruislip Tube Station will be removed. This is expected to take 2.5 weeks, and then the remaining Phases of works will follow on from each other consecutively.
The details of these 7 Phases of works are as follows:
Ickenham Road Utility Works (Utility diversion works including removal of the central reservation, excavation, installation and reinstatement of 12” Cadent gas main. Installation of Water valves and spiking of UKPN cable)
Phase 1 – 10/01/22 to 26/01/22 – Traffic Management (TM) = Narrow Lanes (removal of central reservation)
Phase 2 – 27/01/22 to 02/03/22 – TM = Contraflow, Footway Closure and 2 Stand-alone Pedestrian Crossings
Phase 4 – 31/03/22 to 20/04/22 – TM = Narrow Lanes and 2 Stand-alone Pedestrian Crossings
Phase 5 – 21/04/22 to 25/05/22 – TM = Contraflow, Footway Closure and 2 Stand-alone Pedestrian Crossings
Phase 6 – 26/05/22 to 29/06/22 – TM = Contraflow, Footway Closure and 2 Stand-alone Pedestrian Crossings
Phase 7 – 30/06/22 to 05/08/22 – TM = Narrow Lanes and 2 Stand-alone Pedestrian Crossings (reinstatement of central reservation)
HS2 has carried out community engagement activities with local residents, businesses and other key stakeholders such as TfL and local schools in the area to advise of these works. As there are no road or lane closures expected we do not foresee any delays to traffic movement in this area, and we have made it clear to HS2 that we expect Ickenham Road to remain open to 2-way traffic flow throughout the duration of these works, and access for pedestrians will also be maintained.
Please note that LB Hillingdon Officers have been extensively involved in meetings with HS2 and their contractors to streamline these works as much as is possible in order to get the best solution available for our residents and road users in this area, and we will be closely monitoring the works when they happen to ensure that HS2 and their contractors keep to the agreed schedule and to expedite the works if at all possible.
We are holding virtual one to one sessions for you to learn more about HS2 works in Hillingdon and Northolt. HS2 and their contractors would like to invite you to book an appointment. The sessions are a chance to learn more about works in the Hillingdon and Northolt areas.
The 15-minute appointments are available on: • Monday 10 January, from 4pm to 7pm When registering, please specify your area of interest and postcode.
Topics available include: Works in your area Highways and traffic Noise and vibration Utility works Community engagement Other (please let us know if you have other queries)