HS2 face-to-face 4-7pm today

REMINDER

Community event at Ickenham United Reformed Church

HS2 would like to invite you to a community information event today (Tuesday 22 March 2022), from 4pm to 7pm at Ickenham United Reformed Church
Please come along to discuss our works with our local engagement team and to find out more about:
• Southern Sustainable Placement area (SSPA)
• TBM conveyor
• River Pinn area
• West Ruislip Portal rail siding

Our staff will be observing social distancing and may choose to wear facemasks.

You can drop in anytime between 4pm and 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Copthall Road West – cable laying

from HS2
Work item details
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network this will include trench excavation and cable laying in roadside verges in Copthall Road West. From 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022 Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 17.30pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm

Download information relating to these works
https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SSEN-Utility-works-draft-Copthall-Road-Final.pdf

What works are taking place?
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network so these supplies can be provided.

Starting on 21 March SSEN will begin works to install a high voltage underground cable as part of planned upgrade works along Copthall Road West. We expect these works to last for six weeks. Works will
require excavation of trenches along the roadside and work will be done sequentially to reduce the impact on nearby properties.

Any Public Rights of Way will be maintained wherever possible. While works are taking place access will be managed by on site staff with signage and traffic marshalling for pedestrians. We do not anticipate any interruption to your electricity supply. Further works will be required in Breakspear Road to complete these upgrades. We will write to residents with further information in due course.

Advance warning signage will be put in place prior to the works taking place. Please note works are subject to change and may change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. HS2 and SSEN will do all we can to keep you updated regarding changes to access and works progress. Further information on local impacts and access arrangements will be distributed by SSEN when works commence.

Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022
Hours of work
Monday – Friday
7.30 am – 17.30pm
Saturday
8am – 1pm

What to expect
Trench excavation and cable laying in roadsid verges in Copthall Road West
Welfare facilities for workforce
Traffic management and temporary access restrictions while we work outside homes

What we will do

Inform you of any changes to access as soon as possible.

Ickenham Safety Survey

Ickenham (Police) Safer Neighbourhood Team would appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes of your time to complete its Virtual Ward Panel Survey.

This gives local residents the opportunity to raise concerns that affect them directly and help it prioritise what is most important to local residents and businesses.

Please click on the link below.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/JPQ3YX/

Thank you.

More Harvil/BRS disruption

From HS2:

HS2 Works Notification: Emergency repair works on Breakspear Road South; Harvil Road utility connection works  

  Breakspear Road South: Overnight on Saturday 19 March 2022 from 8pm to 5am, we will be carrying out emergency works on Breakspear Road South, to repair two damaged gullies by the Chiltern Line Bridge . In order to carry out these works safely, a lane closure will be in place for the duration, between our site car park and the railway bridge.
We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

  Harvil Road: We wrote to you previously to let you know that we would be carrying out utility connections from Saturday 12 March to Tuesday 15 March 2022. However, we now require additional time to complete these works which will be extended until Thursday 17 March 2022.   We would like to apologise in advance for any 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.

Copthall Road West – some disruption ahead

FROM HS2
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network so these supplies can be provided. Starting on 21 March SSEN will begin works to install a high voltage underground cable as part of planned upgrade works along Copthall Road West. We expect these works to last for six weeks. Works will require excavation of trenches along the roadside and work will be done sequentially to reduce the impact on nearby properties. Any Public Rights of Way will be maintained wherever possible. While works are taking place access will be managed by on site staff with signage and traffic marshalling for pedestrians. We do not anticipate any interruption to your electricity supply. Further works will be required in Breakspear Road to complete these upgrades. We will write to residents with further information in due course. Advance warning signage will be put in place prior to the works taking place. Please note works are subject to change and may change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. HS2 and SSEN will do all we can to keep you updated regarding changes to access and works progress. Further information on local impacts and access arrangements will be distributed by SSEN when works commence.

How may this affect you? We may need to temporarily suspend some parking bays in Copthall Road West and residents may experience some short delays when accessing residential driveways during works hours. This should only be the case when SSEN are working directly in front of a resident’s property. The works will require trenches to be dug along the street. This may mean that a small number of driveways are inaccessible for short periods whilst the team completes the trench-work. SSEN will notify you in advance when they are working in front of your property. The existing cable is in the pavement /footpath and will not necessitate a lane closure. There will be some works in the carriageway to allow lorries to collect excavated material and some noise from these excavations and vehicle movements, but we expect this to be for short periods during the day

Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022
Hours of work Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 17.30pm Saturday 8am – 1pm
What to expect Trench excavation and cable laying in roadside verges in Copthall Road West Welfare facilities for workforce
Traffic management and temporary access restrictions while we work outside homes
What we will do
Inform you of any changes to access as soon as possible

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/utility-works-in-copthall-road-west-hillingdon/

HS2 earth conveyor construction works

HS2 Works Notification: Construction of TBM conveyor north of the Chiltern Line 

Over the coming months, we will be carrying out works to construct and install the conveyor that will transport earth excavated from the tunnels at West Ruislip Portal to the treatment area, south of the Chiltern Line railway and the Copthall Tunnel for backfill.

From 27 March to 1 July 2022, we will start constructing the foundation base and assembling the conveyor along the northern side of the Chiltern Line.  You will be able to find more detail about working hours, precise locations and description of these works via the link below.

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/construction-of-the-tbm-conveyor-north-of-the-chiltern-line/

What we are doing
Over the coming months, we will be carrying out works to construct and install the conveyor that will transport earth excavated from the tunnels at West Ruislip Portal to the treatment area, south of the Chiltern Line railway and the Copthall Tunnel for backfill. The area is shown on the map overleaf.

From 27 March to 1 July 2022, we will start constructing the foundation base and assembling the conveyor along the northern side of the Chiltern Line. This will require us to install four bridges, as shown overleaf.

Due to the proximity of these works to the Chiltern Line and for safety reasons, some activities will be carried out at night when trains are not running.

The first excavated earth from the tunnel will be stored in a designated area within the site boundary at West Ruislip Portal until November 2022. This will allow us to complete the construction of the conveyor up to the treatment area. The excavated earth will also be used for landscaping the golf course.

Upcoming works

 27 March to 4 April 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – North of the Chiltern line between Harvil Road and Breakspear South:

  • Preparation works and installation of abutments and bridges using a crane to lift into place during overnight rail possession

4 April to 6 May 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – East of Breakspear Road South and west of the River Pinn:

  • Excavation works for the foundation base installation

30 May to 8 June 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – North of the rail bridge at Breakspear Road South:

  • Lift and install the conveyor bridge over the road. A temporary road closure will be in place to ensure the installation can be carried out safely

25 April to 23 May 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – River Pinn, north of the Chiltern Line:

  • Excavation works for the foundation base installation

6 to 15 June 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – River Pinn, north of the Chiltern Line:

  • Lift and install the conveyor bridge over the River Pinn

4 April to 6 May 2022 These activities will be 24/7 West Ruislip portal – Internal rail track overbridge:

  • Excavation works for the foundation base installation, each side of the internal rail track west of the portal

2 to 7 May 2022 These activities will be 24/7 West Ruislip portal – Internal rail track overbridge:

  • Lifting of the conveyor bridge over the internal rail track

28 March to 27 May 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am Extended storage conveyor area:
for maps etchttps://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/ANL-Construction-of-the-TBM-conveyor-north-of-the-Chiltern-Line-March-2022-.pdf

Weekend closures coming up on Westway

From TfL

From Friday 11 March until June 2022, weekend closures of the A40 Westway will change to affect westbound traffic.

Since November 2021, we have been carrying out essential maintenance with weekend and overnight closures to the eastbound carriageway. The next phase of work sees us switch to the other side of the carriageway and those travelling eastbound will be able to use the A40 Westway as normal.

To minimise disruption, the Westway will be open in both directions during peak times Monday to Friday, but will be limited to two lanes of traffic.

Each westbound closure will take place from 22:00 on Fridays to 05:00 on Mondays most weekends from Friday 11 March until Monday 23 May.

While the closure is in place, we expect local routes and the official diversion route to be busy and long delays to your journey are likely. Please plan ahead and use routes such as the A4 and A41 or use the A406 for alternative ways out of London.

If your destination is in the local area, then we expect local roads to be much busier but shops and businesses will remain open throughout the works. If you are making a short trip, access is likely to be quicker and easier on foot, by cycle or by the Tube.

There will be no works over Easter, on the weekend of Friday 29 April, or during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in early June. Additional overnight or weekend closures later in June may be required to complete the work.

For the full programme and more detail, please visit our travel advice page.

Upcoming Harvil Road area lane closure

From HS2:

From 12 to 15 March 2022, we will start the next phase to complete utility connection works.
These works will include some excavation and preparation of the area around the connection point.
In order to carry out these works safely, a lane closure will be in place for the duration between our Gate 1 site compound south of the Chiltern Line and Shothill Cottage.
more info: https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/lane-closure-on-harvil-road-for-utility-connection-works/

West Ruislip traffic tonight

HS2 Works Notification: Street light removal on High Road Ickenham

As part of the main utility works being carried out on High Road Ickenham, today Thursday 24 February 2022, our team will remove one street light in the central reservation area opposite to the entrance of West Ruislip Station. This will take place between 8pm and 11pm.

To ensure these works can be carried out safely, traffic management will be in place. We will implement a 30 minute lane closure, when our operatives will need to remove the pole.

We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk