Breakspear Road South closure postponed

This from HS2:

Dear Residents

We understand from many meetings with you that there has been a strong desire to defer the Breakspear Road South closure works until the summer holidays. HS2 strives to be a good neighbour every single day and work collaboratively with the local community. This has not been an easy decision. This has required careful consideration of the risks and benefits of deferring the works and the impact on the overall programme. I am pleased to inform you that as a result of these discussions we have decided to postpone the road closure until the end of the summer school term (July 19), avoiding the exam period. We will continue to engage with the utility companies to identify a new date for these works to be completed. We will keep you informed of these discussions.

I hope this demonstrates that we take our role in being a good neighbour seriously and have listened and responded to the needs of the community.

Please be aware it will take a few days for me to organise the removal of signage and update any communication materials we have made available about the closure.

With very kind regards


Julie King | Community and Stakeholder Engagement Director | HS2 Ltd

Breakspear Road South closure: official

This from HS2:

Closure of Breakspear Road South – 31 May to 29 July

Posted on May 13th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are continuing HS2 preparatory works in your area. As part of this work we need to close a section of Breakspear Road South to safely complete the construction of the new Merck, Sharpe and Dohme access road, along with re-positioning and reinstalling of various utility and service connections.

We recognise road closures affect both the public and the local community and will cause significant impacts on your journey plans. We have scheduled the work to be completed in three phases, which we explain fully below.

Phase 1: Full road closure for 27 days, starting Friday 31 May at 6am to Thursday 27 June at 8pm.

Phase 2: Northbound lane closure for 17 days, starting Thursday 27 June at 8pm to Friday 12 July at 6am.

Phase 3: Full road closure for 16 days, starting Friday 12 July at 6am to Sunday 28 July at 8pm.

Full reopening of the road on Monday 29 July 2019.

We encourage all drivers to follow the advised diversion route shown in the notification. A detailed map will be available shortly. The notification sent to residents can be found here.

The closure will begin north of the Merck, Sharpe and Dohme entrance and end after Gatesmead Farm. Access will be maintained to residential properties at all times.

If you would like to talk to us about this closure please call our helpdesk or visit us at a drop-in. Please click here for more details.

Colne Valley Viaduct update

This is extracted from an HS2 announcement:

HS2 is holding some upcoming events for the community to find out more about the updated design and construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct.

At the events you will be able to:

  • Talk to our team about the Colne Valley Viaduct’s design, landscaping and construction.
  • See how plans for the design and construction of the Colne Valley viaduct have developed, following the public feedback received at the events held last year.

Friday 31 May 2019, between 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

Ickenham Village Hall, 33 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, UB10 8DG