HS2 works at Harvil Road 01-07-2021 to 31-03-2022

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Work item details

What we are doing
Over the coming months we will be carrying out enabling works in the Harvil Road area. These works will allow us to prepare the area which is required for the temporary storage and treatment of the soil that will be removed from the tunnels, before they are placed in their final location.

Our initial works will include:

  • Setting up security fencing and hoarding
  • Delivery of equipment for the removal of topsoil
  • Vegetation clearance, including brambles and hedgerows
  • Preparation works to secure and divert a section of the U49 footpath around the works area

More info and map:

U46 Footpath Diversion

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The U46 footpath diversion

We are progressing to a stage in our works where we will be diverting a number of footpaths. These works will facilitate the completion of the internal haul road and help to keep as many vehicles off local roads as possible. Our first diversion is the U46 footpath, the short footpath that runs from the Celandine Way to Breakspear Road South near Oak Farm. The surface of U43 has been improved and extended and it currently progresses south behind the trees and emerges at a marked crossing point in Breakspear Road South. Please see map on link below.


HS2 surveys at Breakspear Road South (12-16 July) and Harvil Road (26-30 July)

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From 12 to 30 July 2021, we will be carrying out overnight surveys along Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

Survey duration
• Breakspear Road South from 12 to 16 July
• Harvil Road from 26 to 30 July

Your utility services will not be affected.

HS2 plans extended working hours

From HS2

Works are ongoing at our sites at Harvil Road and Newyears Green Lane to build the new road realignment, the Copthall Tunnels and the conveyor system. Some of these works will need to take place during extended working hours.

From 7 July until 31 October 2021, we will be extending our working hours on our sites and will be undertaking work on site from 7am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. This is an extension of our core working hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8pm to 1pm on Saturdays.

Ickenham Road and High Road works 6 to 20 July 2021

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Work item details

What we are doing
From 6 to 20 July 2021, we will be carrying out ground investigation along Ickenham Road and High Road near the West Ruislip train station, in the area shown on the map link below. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area. The ground investigation will involve the use of scanning equipment to identify utilities in the area. We will be excavating trial holes to take measurements and ground samples.

How the surveys might affect you
Due to the location of the utility surveys, footpath diversion will be in place and the cycle path will be closed for the duration of these activities. This is to ensure that the surveys can be carried out safely.
There will be no disruption to your utility services.

For map etc:


HS2 works at Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South, 21 June to 31 July

From HS2

We wrote you in April to advise you that we would be carrying out bored piling works at Breakspear Road South to facilitate the construction of overbridges at these locations. From Monday 21st of June, we will start the next phase of these works which will continue until the end of July.

We do not expect there to be any noise and vibration or disturbance to nearby residents. Monitoring will be in place throughout these works.