As you will have realised, the previous announcement from HS2 proved to be incorrect. We now have an update on the temporary traffic lights. Work starts on Monday 12th March.
The link is https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/news/2018/03/09/update-on-lane-closure-on-breakspear-road-south
This is at the heart of the message:
A northbound lane closure would be required during March on Breakspear Road South to enable the set-up of a construction compound. These works are set to commence on Monday 12th March for a period of up to three weeks. Two way traffic lights will be utilised to ensure that traffic flow is maintained in the area. The traffic lights will be in operation 24 hours a day but will be manually operated at peak times (07:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 18:00) to enable disruption to be minimised and alleviate pressure on the network.
Traffic lights will be in operation on the northbound lane of Breakspear Road South from 7am to 7pm starting Tuesday 6th March, The lights will be just north of the railway bridge.
HS2 says, “We recognise that this may result in delays but, unlike a full closure, it will allow traffic to head in both directions.”
More information here
Our MP’s information on the HS2 injunction against the ‘camp’ is helpful. Other stuff too – Heathrow expansion stuff. And more…
Ruislip Against HS2 (and others, including our own HS2 sub-committee) would be very interested in your views of various sources of information on developments, now and in the future. The survey also asks a couple of questions about your general awareness.
If you can spare a few moments to check a page of ten multiple boxes, it could help them frame a more effective approach to keeping our local communities informed.
HS2 ‘ Early Works’ programme to create a construction site for the bridge over Breakspear Road South requires northbound lane closures on this road north of the Chiltern line bridge. These are planned to take place in January 2018 (3 weeks) and May/June 2018 ( 6 weeks)….we have asked that they do not take place at same time as lane closures on Harvil Road so these dates may change slightly. There will be traffic light controls.
Some HS2 information comes up in Tweets (over on the right of our web pages), some in news updates (here), some in the HS2 page on this site. We’re going to try and do a monthly mop up which may replicate some of the things you already know. Better this than leave things out.
On 2nd November HS2 announced the five shortlisted bidders which will be invited to tender for the £2.75 billion contract covering the design, build and maintenance of at least 54 trains which will come into service from 2026. The five (non-British parent) companies are: Alstom Transport; Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd; Hitachi Rail Europe; Patentes Talgo S.L.U and Siemens PLC.
(The details were buried in the Government HS2 Info‘ link on the HS2 page.)
Construction Commissioner’s 3rd Report and Government’s reply:
Residents’ Commissioner’s 7th Report and Government’s reply:
The Guardian is asking people who live or work along the route to tell them how they are affected by HS2:
(This appeared in our Twitter feed – also appears in the sidebar of this site.)
A note from HS2:
Please note that the scope of works for the utility surveys has changed. The works were originally intended to be utility trial trenches. However we have been able to change these works to Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys and pavement cores, which will be less disruptive as they can be completed in a shorter time span and are less intrusive. The works will still take place within the half term window but from Friday 27 October to Sunday 29 October.
GPR uses radar pulses to create a profile of what the ground looks like beneath the surface, including the presence of voids which indicate the presence of utilities. Pavement core involves coring a small piece of the road and sending it for examination and laboratory testing to determine its make-up.
We apologise for the change to what we previously notified you about and any inconvenience this may cause.