A crop of HS2 notices

From HS2:

As part of the railway’s construction we are continuing preparatory works within Hillingdon. U34 Footpath Closure

The U34 Public Right of Way is currently partially closed from Dews Lane to Harvil Road. This closure is being extended northwards to the junction with Bridleway 7 from 2nd March to June 2020.Signage will indicate the section of footpath that is closed and an alternative route will be available along Harvil Road and Bridleway 7 which is currently diverted across Harefield Moor. This is to ensure public safety during the works including works to modify access around Dews Lane.

Tree planting
Further tree planting will be undertaken at our site to the north of Dews Lane. This work is expected to be undertaken in the Spring.

Fencing work continues
Fencing works will continue on land in the vicinity of Dews Lane to secure the area for contractors to work in a safe manner. This will include areas of vegetation clearance, including some trees. Some of this work will require temporary stopping of traffic on Dews Lane under traffic control. These works will be ongoing until late May

Archaeological work continues
We have been carrying out works to get a better understanding of any significant archaeological remains which are in this area. Excavation of trial trenching is almost complete in some areas and mitigation works to protect areas of interest have commenced. This work is expected to continue until late May.

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

Breakspear Road South partial closure coming up

Affinity Water – Notice of utility work on Breakspear Road South

As part of HS2 preparatory works, Barhale, on behalf of Affinity Water, will remove a temporary entrance that was originally put in to allow access to the fields on Breakspear Road South. During the work there
will be a temporary lane closure of the north to south lane with traffic signals for three days.

We are providing shorter notice than usual as there is an opportunity to undertake this work during the school half term period, which will hopefully lessen the disruption the lane-closure may cause.

Works on Breakspear Road South

From 17 February work will begin on the removal of a temporary access and to reinstate it back to its former entrance.

The work will involve breaking up and removing the concrete access way, and the removal of temporary pipes. The existing ditch will be cleaned and prepared to maintain the ditch drainage system that is in place. Once the drainage work is complete the new entrance can be constructed.

Most of the work will be carried out from within the site with only the work adjoining Breakspear Road South having to be undertaken from the roadside. When working on the section of the entrance next to the road, two-way temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic and give protection to the workforce.

Once this is completed a new vehicle gate will be put in alongside a new pedestrian kissing gate, and new fencing will also be installed to complete the works and keep the field secure.

This work will be completed by 19 February 2020

HS2 feedback request closing soon

HS2 Design Engagement: Common Design Elements feedback survey closing soon

From HS2 in Hillingdon:

We would like to invite your feedback on the design of HS2’s Common Design Elements planned for the Phase One route between the West Midlands and London.

Further to our post on the 2nd January, there’s now just five days left to have your say. You can view the plans on the HS2 website and download an information booklet, before completing our quick online survey. The survey closes at 11pm on Thursday 30 January.

Viaduct with piers and parapets in a rural setting

Common Design Elements are parts of the railway with a standardised appearance which will give it a recognisable look and make it more efficient to build. They include frequently used structures, such as bridge piers and parapets, as well as lineside noise barriers.

Since Parliament approved plans for the Phase One route in 2017, we’ve been developing the design of the new railway and now we need your views to help inform how we progress with the Common Design Elements.

If you have any questions about our Common Design Elements or HS2, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.