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HS2 Works Notification: Gas Main Diversion off Harvil Road and other works starting this week

Posted on Apr 14th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are continuing to work closely with our construction partners to review the works on our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with COVID-19. The Government’s current COVID-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity should continue as long as it complies with this guidance.

The below works are going ahead as our contractors are confident that they can operate in line with PHE and industry guidance, protecting our staff and the communities in which they are working.

Gas Main Diversion off Harvil Road

Following a winter shutdown period, Cadent is returning to its former compound off Harvil Road to complete work on the gas main diversion that it started last year. Works start this week and we expect work to be completed by June 2020. You can read more in this notification here.

Ruislip Golf Course

Delivery of aggregate to site will start from Wednesday 15 April, during usual working hours (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays)

Land from Ruislip Golf Course to Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road

Surveys of land within HS2 sites and site hoarding from Tuesday 14 April.

Dews Lane and Harvil Road area

We are maintaining a security presence at their sites on Dews Lane and Harvil Road area. To enable this to continue there will be occasional deliveries to the sites of fuel and sanitation equipment. Servicing of welfare facilities and emptying of cess tanks will also take place.

Update on Completion of Work at Ruislip Rugby Club

We wish to update you on the current position with regards to the fields at Ruislip Rugby Club. Whilst the investigatory works within the fields have finished, we faced particularly difficult conditions due to the amount of rain that fell throughout January and February, water-logging the soil.

While we used matting to protect the fields as much as we could, some ruts occurred due to the movement of the vehicles and indeed the removal of the matting itself. We had been waiting for the ground to dry out sufficiently so that we could flatten out the area to remove the ruts that were left, however due to COVID-19 we paused activities at this site.

We are continuing to work closely with our construction partners to review the works on our construction sites in line with Government and Public Health England (PHE) advice on dealing with COVID-19. The Government’s current COVID-19 strategy makes clear that construction activity should continue as long as it complies with this guidance.

Our contractor is keenly aware of the need to finish the work at the club and we do fully appreciate that at this time many families are using the fields as the venue for their daily exercise. Please be assured that as soon as we are able to do so safely, we will return to the club and return the fields to their former condition.