Upcoming utility works at West Ruislip

From 6 December 2021 to 28 May 2022, we will be carrying out utility works near West Ruislip train station, in the area shown on the link below. These works are to prepare for the start of tunnelling in 2022.


During the first phase of these works, we will remove the central reservation which will help to facilitate the works and maintain two way traffic flow at all times. Estimated dates 6 to 24 December 2021.

During the second phase, we will be carrying out the main utility works which includes excavation, installation and reinstatement of the gas mains and installation of water valves. Estimated dates 10 January to 30 April 2022.

In the final phase we will be reinstate the central reservation and pedestrian crossing. Estimated dates 2 to 28 May 2022.

How the surveys might affect you

In order to carry out this utility work safely:
• A footpath diversion will be in place including a temporary pedestrian crossing located either side of the work area
• The cycle path will be closed for the duration of these works
• The West Ruislip bus Stop S and Stop M will be suspended and placed temporarily in a safe location.

Your utility services will not be affected.
You may notice periods of increased noise during these works.

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.

Update on night works at West Ruislip


What we are doing
We wrote to you in October to advise 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 extend our works until 29 January 2022 in order to carry out further activities.
We will continue excavation works to prepare the base of the railway tunnels. We will be excavating the earth 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.
Also, in the TBM storage area we will be building a tent to be used to minimise noise coming from the initial welding works required for the construction of the cutter head.
The area of activity is shown on the link below


We will not be working over the Christmas and New Year period other than security personnel

Upcoming HS2 works

From HS2

What we are doing

From 22 to 26 November 2021we will be carrying out utility investigations near West Ruislip train station.
This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

We will investigate the condition of the power network system, gas and water pipes along High Road and Ickenham Road,

We will use a ground penetration radar to scan and identify utilities.
We will be excavating trial holes and taking measurements of the various assets in the area.

How the surveys might affect you

In order to carry out these utility investigations safely, a footpath diversion will be in place and the cycle path will be closed for the duration of these works.

Your utility services will not be affected

also for West End Rd – as above

also notice of overnight culvert surveys at Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South

What we are doing
From 29 November to 10 December 2021, we will be carrying out overnight surveys along Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South.
This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

We will capture 3-dimensional information on the drainage ditches and culverts 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.

These surveys will take place between 8pm and 5am to minimise impacts on the local road network.

For safety reasons temporary traffic management will be in place however this will be removed at the end of each shift.
Your utility services will not be affected.

Harvil Road closure

Harvil Road closed yesterday (sorry, I was away and couldn’t post here) and will be closed until 5th November.

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

See https://ickenhamresidents.co.uk/2021/10/12/update-on-harvil-road-closure-already/ for background detail.

Greenway surveying activity

from HS2

On 8 November 2021, our surveying team will be installing monitoring studs along The Greenway. This will help our team to monitor ground settlement in the area.

The monitoring studs will be installed on the kerbs along the Greenway. Our surveyors will use a tripod placed on the ground to take measurements and distances and they will be using hand tools so the noise from the activity should be minimal.

Our surveyors will carry out weekly visits after the installation to monitor ground settlement.

We will maintain access to footpaths and driveways for the duration of these works.

Duration of works
Installation on 8 November from 9am to 5pm
Weekly monitoring visits until 30 June 2022

What to expect
Two operatives in the work area, as well as handheld equipment and tripods
Weekly visits after the installation

What we will do
Maintain access to your property at all times


HS2 updates

From HS2:

West Ruislip
The Western tunnel portal is currently being constructed. This is the launch site that the Tunnel Boring Machines that will construct the Northolt Tunnel section of the HS2 route.

Breakspear Rd Sth
Piling and other preparatory works are taking place to create strong ground foundations to allow for the construction of the Bridge over Breakspear Road South and the Bridge over the River Pinn.

Harvil Rd
Enabling earthwork activities are taking place to make way for the construction the Copthall Tunnel and the Northern & Southern Sustainable Placement Areas. We are also carrying out enabling works in preparation for the realignment of Harvil Road.

Overnight works at West Ruislip

From HS2 Overnight works at West Ruislip – Meet our Engagement team

Apologies – our earlier notification about this gave a slightly misleading impression of the where the overnight works will be taking place. The map in this message shows where our Engagement team will be available on the dates given. For a map of the works, please click on the notification link below the map.
We’re inviting local residents to come and talk to our Engagement team about overnight works coming up at our West Ruislip site. The works are due to start on 25 October and finish on 17 December 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns about the works, you can talk to members of our Engagement team who will be at The Greenway near the U81 footpath on 19 October from 4-6pm and on 21 October from 1-3pm.

You can find out more about the works from our recent notification
For more information about HS2 in Hillingdon, please see the Hillingdon page of our website.

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.  

Latest Ickenham Residents’ Association Newsletter

Our Autumn newsletter is now out for delivery and will hopefully soon be dropping through Association members’ letterboxes

Our stewards will also be doing their best to collect subs from you so, if you find an envelope along with the newsletter we would be very grateful if you could return it with the money and noting your name and address to the road steward named on the envelope.

We are still desperately short of people to deliver the newsletter so there will be copies in several locations in the village including Maison du Soleil and the Library.

Please, if you think you may be able to spare an hour or so once a quarter to help, either let your road steward know (see above) or contact us at ickenhamresidents@hotmail.com or our membership secretary Julian Ingram  ickres.memsec@gmail.com  or 01895 236955.

We would love to hear from you

Thank you in advance

Update on Harvil Road closure (already)

From Ickenham Residents’ Association
More information on Harvil Road closure. Hopefully we have the correct info this time.

Estimated Start Date
Estimated End Date

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 the new road realignment of Harvil Road.

From 29 October to 5 November, we will start work to construct the tie-ins to the current highway. We will asphalt the temporary diversion along Harvil road, including kerbs installation, fencing works on the tie-in points and a new footpath will be constructed at the side of the road.

To safely carry out the works we need to close the road between Skip Lane and the Dogs Trust. During the road closure access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.

How this work might affect you
Harvil Road will be fully closed 24 hours a day from 29 October to 5 November.

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.

Duration of works From 8pm on 29 October to 8pm on 5 November We may be on site for an hour before the start and/or end of the closure

What to expect
Road closure, with operatives and barriers in place

Plant vehicles will be required to construct the new road diversion, footpath, including kerbs

What we will do
Maintain access to your property at all times. Diversion route will be fully signposted.