HS2 – digging up streets, new events and ‘protesters’ court case

This from HS2:

News Update

Posted on May 29th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

Tunnel Boring Machine Power Supply Route

We have updated the HS2 in Hillingdon site with a new page on the tunnel boring machine power supply route. The page includes a question and answer document about the works.

New events in Hillingdon announced

All of our events in Hillingdon are listed here on our upcoming local events page.

New drop-in dates announced

We hold regular drop-in events where you can meet our Community Engagement team and our contractors if you have any questions or would like to know more about the project. Dates have now been confirmed through to August 2019.

Colne Valley Viaduct Events

Our Colne Valley Viaduct events start today in Maple Cross, with Ickehnam on 31 May, Harefield on 1 June, Ruislip Golf Course 6 June and Denham 7 June. We will be making the materials from the event available on the Colne Valley Viaduct page shortly.

Come and visit us on Uxbridge High Street Tuesday 19 June

Come and see us between 10:00 and 19:00 on Uxbridge High Street (outside the tube station) in our mobile event trailer to learn more about the project and get advice on a host of opportunities:

  • Accessing jobs, skills and education
  • How to apply for our community funds
  • Opportunities for local businesses
  • How to stay in touch with us

Harvil Road Injunction

On the 16 May 2019, the High Court granted an injunction to prevent protesters trespassing on HS2 land and obstructing access to HS2’s worksites at Harvil Road.

The court injunction is necessary to help us keep the public and our staff safe at our work sites. There have been numerous incidents of trespass and obstruction, including incidents where protesters have climbed onto vehicles, lay down in the path of vehicles and climbing underneath vehicles. All of which have the potential to cause serious injury and health and safety is HS2’s highest concern.

Please note that this injunction does not restrict activity on land that is not covered by the injunction, a map can be found here as well as more information about the injunction

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

 

Harvil Road Closure – this weekend

Notice from Costain/Skanska:

Saturday 27 April – Sunday 28 April 2019, Harvil Road closure

The vegetation clearance around Harvil Road on Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April requires a road closure on a section of Harvil Road to the areas to the north and south of the current Cadent Gas site on the east of Harvil Road. Ecological surveys have been undertaken and an ecologist will be on site for the duration of the works.

Closure of Breakspear Road South postponed

Posted on Apr 12th 2019 by HS2 in Hillingdon

The proposed four day closure of Breakspear Road South, planned during week commencing Monday 15 April has been postponed. We know that residents were notified about this planned closure last week and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The work planned during this closure will now take place later in the year and further information will be available nearer the time. Residents will be notified in advance by post and on this Commonplace site.

More information can be found here.

 

“Cancel HS2” petition – closes April 24

Somehow this petition has slipped through almost unnoticed. It will run only until the 24th April. It needs to get to 10,000 signatures to get to a Government response or, at 100,000, it might get a parliamentary debate.’  So, if you agree with the proposal, please sign it, if you haven’t already done so. Please pass the link on to everyone you can think of. Thanks!

We call on the Government to abandon the HS2 Rail project:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/230452

 

Travel impacts of HS2 and other programmes

Report from Brian Adams following HS2 Traffic Liaison meeting with LBH:

The following is our latest understanding of the works taking place locally which will impact travelling. Some of the programmes are still being discussed and there may be changes to durations and dates.

February

9 – 10   Chiltern Line is closed between Marylebone and High Wycombe for HS2 works

11- 17   Creation of new access to HS2 West Ruislip construction site  which will result in closure of northbound cycle lane and pavement (opposite road to West Ruislip station car park)

March

11- 17    Harvil Road will be closed to enable repairs to the railway bridge (Note: this is a Network Rail programme not HS2)

March -April

HS2 Test pilings for the viaduct will be made in West Hyde, off Harvil Road (and possibly Moorhall Road). This will create  HGV movements in Harvil Road, Swakeleys Road and Swakeleys roundabout.  The peak HGV movement is anticipated to be 300 per day.

May – July

HS2 closure of Breakspear Road South for 8 weeks. Currently scheduled to start 24 May but community concern over impact to students taking examinations may lead to change.

HS2 Tunnel Boring Machine power supply

This programmes is still under discussion but HS2 has proposed a route. This can be seen in this map (PowerPoint). Initially there will be test trenches but once the programme proceeds it will take place over a year. We are advised that one lane will always remain open and no resident will have works in front of their house for more than 4 weeks.

RAF Resurfacing of Northolt runway

There will be HGV movements but we do not yet have details of routes or numbers.

HS2 Main Works

We await details of the HGV movements.

Local HS2 traffic movements update

The proposed 8-week closure of Breakspear Road South will not take place at the end  of February. Dates yet to be finalised but could be 24 May start.

Test Piling by contractors at sites in Harvil Road, A412 and possibly Moorhall Road will create peak HGV movements at Swakeleys Roundabout, Swakeleys Road and Harvil Road of  300 per day during March and April.