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.
Committee member Brian Adams summarises the current situation with Swakeleys Roundabout as follows:
The Transport for London (TfL) application, supported by HS2, to install traffic lights on Swakeleys roundabout has not been approved by the London Borough of Hillingdon. The TfL proposal did not appear to take the problems of the local road systems into account and the response to the consultation by residents was overwhelmingly against signalisation. The proposal did include improvements for pedestrians and cyclists and the London Borough of Hillingdon has proposed that TfL should proceed with these , particularly as there will be many HS2 HGVs using the roundabout when the Main Works construction takes place.
HS2 in Hillingdon reports:
Work is required to complete the diversion of an Affinity water main. The nature of the work means that it can only be carried out under a northbound lane closure of Breakspear Road South.
The work will start on Monday 7 January and will last until Wednesday 16 January and will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Traffic management with temporary traffic lights will be put into place to allow traffic to continue to use the road during this time. Further information can be found here.
Following recent meetings with HS2, we have been advised that HS2 contractors will need to close the northbound lane in Breakspear Road South for a 30-metre stretch north of the Chiltern line bridge. This is planned to last nine days – Jan 7 to 16th. This will be followed by an eight-week complete closure commencing last week of February. These dates are to be confirmed.
Just to add to the joy of trying to get around in Ickenham we have been informed of the following:
Ref: the southbound lane closure of Park Road Uxbridge to facilitate the St Andrews redevelopment, I would like to inform you that due to major complications work will continue until the 9th December.
This means not only will the original estimated 4 week time frame over run considerably, there will now be a requirement to introduce a north bound closure of Park Road along with the current southbound lane closure.
The north bound closure will be installed in and around the end of next week 15th/16th November depending on progress.
The impact of these works will have a major impact on current traffic flows, however these are essential works that must be done to ensure the ongoing progress of the St Andrews redevelopment.
Please be assured we are doing everything within our power to ensure everything is being done to expedite these works and daily inspections will continue until works are completed.
This will no doubt have a knock on effect on all routes in Ickenham as drivers try to find alternative routes of which there are of course none
Breakspear Road South is to be closed until November 16th. Grrr.
In order to faciliate the service at the war memorial by the duck pond and the parade down the High Street, there will be road closures in the area around the roundabout at the junction of Bury St, Eastcote Rd and Ruislip High St from 10:30 to 11:30.
Given that this is a signed diversion route for traffic unable to use BRS It will probably be best to avoid the area completely during these hours on Sunday.