Breakspear Road South jiggery pokery

from HS2

What works are taking place?
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. In order to complete the cable connection works that are currently underway at Copthall Road West we need to install a larger high voltage cable from Copthall Road West across Breakspear Road South to connect with the existing substation.

We expect these works to begin on Saturday 2 April 2022 and they will last until Thursday 14 April 2022. We will return to resurface the carriageway at a later date and will provide advanced notice of any resurfacing works as soon as a date has been confirmed.

Any Public Rights of Way will be maintained wherever possible. While works are taking place access will be managed by on site staff with signage and traffic marshalling for pedestrians.

Advance warning signage and traffic management will be put in place prior to the works taking place.

Please note works are ‘subject to change’. We aim to meet our planned working dates, but these can change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. We will do all we can to keep you updated.

Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 2 April 2022 – 14 April 2022

Hours of work
Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm

What to expect
Temporary lane closure and traffic management
Some noise from the works
Welfare facilities provided by a mobile unit

What we will do
Inform you of any changes Manage any environmental impacts such as traffic and noise, reducing them wherever possible

more info:
https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Breakspear-Road-Utility-works-April-22-FW-DF.pdf

HS2 face-to-face 4-7pm today

REMINDER

Community event at Ickenham United Reformed Church

HS2 would like to invite you to a community information event today (Tuesday 22 March 2022), from 4pm to 7pm at Ickenham United Reformed Church
Please come along to discuss our works with our local engagement team and to find out more about:
• Southern Sustainable Placement area (SSPA)
• TBM conveyor
• River Pinn area
• West Ruislip Portal rail siding

Our staff will be observing social distancing and may choose to wear facemasks.

You can drop in anytime between 4pm and 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Copthall Road West – cable laying

from HS2
Work item details
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network this will include trench excavation and cable laying in roadside verges in Copthall Road West. From 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022 Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 17.30pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm

Download information relating to these works
https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SSEN-Utility-works-draft-Copthall-Road-Final.pdf

What works are taking place?
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network so these supplies can be provided.

Starting on 21 March SSEN will begin works to install a high voltage underground cable as part of planned upgrade works along Copthall Road West. We expect these works to last for six weeks. Works will
require excavation of trenches along the roadside and work will be done sequentially to reduce the impact on nearby properties.

Any Public Rights of Way will be maintained wherever possible. While works are taking place access will be managed by on site staff with signage and traffic marshalling for pedestrians. We do not anticipate any interruption to your electricity supply. Further works will be required in Breakspear Road to complete these upgrades. We will write to residents with further information in due course.

Advance warning signage will be put in place prior to the works taking place. Please note works are subject to change and may change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. HS2 and SSEN will do all we can to keep you updated regarding changes to access and works progress. Further information on local impacts and access arrangements will be distributed by SSEN when works commence.

Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022
Hours of work
Monday – Friday
7.30 am – 17.30pm
Saturday
8am – 1pm

What to expect
Trench excavation and cable laying in roadsid verges in Copthall Road West
Welfare facilities for workforce
Traffic management and temporary access restrictions while we work outside homes

What we will do

Inform you of any changes to access as soon as possible.

More Harvil/BRS disruption

From HS2:

HS2 Works Notification: Emergency repair works on Breakspear Road South; Harvil Road utility connection works  

  Breakspear Road South: Overnight on Saturday 19 March 2022 from 8pm to 5am, we will be carrying out emergency works on Breakspear Road South, to repair two damaged gullies by the Chiltern Line Bridge . In order to carry out these works safely, a lane closure will be in place for the duration, between our site car park and the railway bridge.
We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

  Harvil Road: We wrote to you previously to let you know that we would be carrying out utility connections from Saturday 12 March to Tuesday 15 March 2022. However, we now require additional time to complete these works which will be extended until Thursday 17 March 2022.   We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause. Every effort is being taken to ensure that these works are carried out in the least impactful way. 

  We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

Copthall Road West – some disruption ahead

FROM HS2
In order to construct the railway, we need to supply electricity to our compounds and work sites. SSEN will be working in your area to upgrade the local electricity network so these supplies can be provided. Starting on 21 March SSEN will begin works to install a high voltage underground cable as part of planned upgrade works along Copthall Road West. We expect these works to last for six weeks. Works will require excavation of trenches along the roadside and work will be done sequentially to reduce the impact on nearby properties. Any Public Rights of Way will be maintained wherever possible. While works are taking place access will be managed by on site staff with signage and traffic marshalling for pedestrians. We do not anticipate any interruption to your electricity supply. Further works will be required in Breakspear Road to complete these upgrades. We will write to residents with further information in due course. Advance warning signage will be put in place prior to the works taking place. Please note works are subject to change and may change due to the impact of the weather or programme changes. HS2 and SSEN will do all we can to keep you updated regarding changes to access and works progress. Further information on local impacts and access arrangements will be distributed by SSEN when works commence.

How may this affect you? We may need to temporarily suspend some parking bays in Copthall Road West and residents may experience some short delays when accessing residential driveways during works hours. This should only be the case when SSEN are working directly in front of a resident’s property. The works will require trenches to be dug along the street. This may mean that a small number of driveways are inaccessible for short periods whilst the team completes the trench-work. SSEN will notify you in advance when they are working in front of your property. The existing cable is in the pavement /footpath and will not necessitate a lane closure. There will be some works in the carriageway to allow lorries to collect excavated material and some noise from these excavations and vehicle movements, but we expect this to be for short periods during the day

Duration of works
Work will be undertaken from: 21 March 2022 – 2 May 2022
Hours of work Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 17.30pm Saturday 8am – 1pm
What to expect Trench excavation and cable laying in roadside verges in Copthall Road West Welfare facilities for workforce
Traffic management and temporary access restrictions while we work outside homes
What we will do
Inform you of any changes to access as soon as possible

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/utility-works-in-copthall-road-west-hillingdon/

HS2 earth conveyor construction works

HS2 Works Notification: Construction of TBM conveyor north of the Chiltern Line 

Over the coming months, we will be carrying out works to construct and install the conveyor that will transport earth excavated from the tunnels at West Ruislip Portal to the treatment area, south of the Chiltern Line railway and the Copthall Tunnel for backfill.

From 27 March to 1 July 2022, we will start constructing the foundation base and assembling the conveyor along the northern side of the Chiltern Line.  You will be able to find more detail about working hours, precise locations and description of these works via the link below.

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/construction-of-the-tbm-conveyor-north-of-the-chiltern-line/

What we are doing
Over the coming months, we will be carrying out works to construct and install the conveyor that will transport earth excavated from the tunnels at West Ruislip Portal to the treatment area, south of the Chiltern Line railway and the Copthall Tunnel for backfill. The area is shown on the map overleaf.

From 27 March to 1 July 2022, we will start constructing the foundation base and assembling the conveyor along the northern side of the Chiltern Line. This will require us to install four bridges, as shown overleaf.

Due to the proximity of these works to the Chiltern Line and for safety reasons, some activities will be carried out at night when trains are not running.

The first excavated earth from the tunnel will be stored in a designated area within the site boundary at West Ruislip Portal until November 2022. This will allow us to complete the construction of the conveyor up to the treatment area. The excavated earth will also be used for landscaping the golf course.

Upcoming works

 27 March to 4 April 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – North of the Chiltern line between Harvil Road and Breakspear South:

  • Preparation works and installation of abutments and bridges using a crane to lift into place during overnight rail possession

4 April to 6 May 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – East of Breakspear Road South and west of the River Pinn:

  • Excavation works for the foundation base installation

30 May to 8 June 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – North of the rail bridge at Breakspear Road South:

  • Lift and install the conveyor bridge over the road. A temporary road closure will be in place to ensure the installation can be carried out safely

25 April to 23 May 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – River Pinn, north of the Chiltern Line:

  • Excavation works for the foundation base installation

6 to 15 June 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am – River Pinn, north of the Chiltern Line:

  • Lift and install the conveyor bridge over the River Pinn

4 April to 6 May 2022 These activities will be 24/7 West Ruislip portal – Internal rail track overbridge:

  • Excavation works for the foundation base installation, each side of the internal rail track west of the portal

2 to 7 May 2022 These activities will be 24/7 West Ruislip portal – Internal rail track overbridge:

  • Lifting of the conveyor bridge over the internal rail track

28 March to 27 May 2022 Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm and Monday to Friday 10pm to 7am Extended storage conveyor area:
for maps etchttps://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/ANL-Construction-of-the-TBM-conveyor-north-of-the-Chiltern-Line-March-2022-.pdf

Upcoming Harvil Road area lane closure

From HS2:

From 12 to 15 March 2022, we will start the next phase to complete utility connection works.
These works will include some excavation and preparation of the area around the connection point.
In order to carry out these works safely, a lane closure will be in place for the duration between our Gate 1 site compound south of the Chiltern Line and Shothill Cottage.
more info: https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/lane-closure-on-harvil-road-for-utility-connection-works/

West Ruislip traffic tonight

HS2 Works Notification: Street light removal on High Road Ickenham

As part of the main utility works being carried out on High Road Ickenham, today Thursday 24 February 2022, our team will remove one street light in the central reservation area opposite to the entrance of West Ruislip Station. This will take place between 8pm and 11pm.

To ensure these works can be carried out safely, traffic management will be in place. We will implement a 30 minute lane closure, when our operatives will need to remove the pole.

We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

HS2 concrete pour revision

Due to the inclement weather recently, the contractors are behind schedule and need to reschedule concrete pouring.

The good news is that as the concrete mix is coming from skip Lane they can now use their haul road one way from Harvil to west Ruislip

The empty hgvs will exit west Ruislip and go back via Ickenham village.

Their tunnel boring appears also to be late..now commencing 31 May.

They have obviously finalised thir plans for dumping of spoil..they plan an open day on March 7 for residents to show the plans.

HS2 West Ruislip works update

FROM HS2

What we are doing
We notified you recently that we would be carrying out excavation works overnight and continuous concrete pours at our West Ruislip site over the weekend from 8 November 2021 to 13 February 2022. However, these works have now been rescheduled and will start on 21 February 2022 to prepare the base of the railway tunnels near West Ruislip station.

We will be excavating to prepare the area for the launch of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and the creation of the portal area.

The earth excavated from this area will be stored temporarily at the golf course driving range. The stockpiled earth will then be used to landscape the area around the tunnels and the tunnel entrances once the construction works have been completed. In the TBM storage area we will be building a tent to minimise noise from the initial welding works required for the construction of the cutter head.
There will be one further occasion where fifty hours of continuous cement pour is required. This will be used to build the two base slabs for the portal structure and has to be continuous so that there is no adverse effect on the structural integrity of the building.

This map shows the area of activity: https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/update-on-night-works-at-west-ruislip-3/

Programme:
From 21 February to 31 March 2022 – Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and 6pm-4am – Excavation of area and placement on temporary storage area

Weekend of 11, 12 and 13 March 2022 – 50 hours continuous from 6pm on a Friday to 8pm on the Sunday – Continuous cement pour

Work mitigation
We will:
• Continue to monitor sound levels both inside and outside our site compound
• Carry out attended monitoring for the first two weeks to ensure noise and vibration levels are within our required limits
• Carry out steel fixing works only at the very bottom of the excavation, 11 meters below ground level
• Use acoustic covers and blankets where possible
• Limit cutting and welding to daytime hours (8am to 6pm)
• Use dust mist cannons around the working areas
• Face lighting away from residential properties.

We would like to apologise in advance for the disruption or inconvenience this may cause. Every effort is being taken to ensure that these works are carried out in the least impactful way. We will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.