Various road works – LBH and HS2

A bit late with these: my apologies.
From LBH
As part of this year’s planned carriageway resurfacing programme, work is due to be carried out on Swakeleys Road from the week commencing 29 June 2020.
We will place advance Notices on the streets giving the actual start date.
The hours of working will be 8.00 pm to 5.00 am, (Monday to Saturday).
The start date and duration period may be subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions or unforeseen issues.
 
And, from HS2
Works Notice:
Wednesday 1 July 2020 between 8am – 5pm the southbound lane of Breakspear Road South will be closed. Traffic will flow in both directions controlled by temporary traffic lights. We need to undertake vegetation clearance works to enable a footpath diversion adjacent to Breakspear Road South
 
What are we doing
We need to undertake vegetation clearance works to enable a footpath diversion adjacent to Breakspear Road South. on Wednesday 1 July 2020. We are sorry for the shorter than usual notice period for these works.
 
Temporary traffic lights
We will require a single lane closure of the southbound lane on Breakspear Road South to safely undertake the vegetation clearance works on the southern side of the Chiltern line bridge, for 1 day.
A set of temporary 3-way traffic lights will be in place allowing traffic to flow safely during the lane closure.
To minimise the impact to road users of another lane closure, we have collaborated with Skanska Costain Strabag (SCS) who will also be undertaking work adjacent to Oak Farm, during our lane closure.
Works Update: Ruislip Golf Course Hoarding works rescheduled to 28 June until 14 August
We previously wrote to you in May regarding the installation of wooden hoarding between Ruislip Golf Course and the Chiltern railway lines.
This is to ensure that the work site is both safe and secure. These works were postponed form earlier in June.
Preparatory works will take place during the day and then work on Network Rail land will take place during the night as this is the only time that the Chiltern line has no trains running. This night-time activity will only be the erecting of a solid timber hoarding along the entire length of the site. The placement of the hoarding is shown on the map overleaf.
All lights needed for work activity will be placed so that they face back toward the work compound and away from the residential properties.
The side of the hoarding facing the properties in The Greenway and Hoylake Crescent will then be painted a dark blue. This colour has been agreed with Network Rail who need to ensure that the red, amber, and green lights are visible to their driver’s sight lines.
There will be a period where we will remove the part of the cutting. This will be behind our new hoarding line and will be done during the day.
These works have been moved to a start date of 28 June and will last until 14 August at the latest.
Day time activity will happen between 8am and 6pm.
Night time activity will happen between 12.30am and 5.30am, except for Sunday when they will finish at 7.45am.
We may be on site for up to an hour before/after these hours to allow for preparation.
 
What to expect
Placement of the posts will require an excavator to excavate the hoarding post foundations. All other activity will be using hand tools to minimise disturbance

Road works Ickenham Road

We have been informed of Major works to supply HV power lines to the HS2 site stationed in Ruislip Golf Course. Works will commence 4th June 2020 for approx 12 weeks along Ickenham Road between Ruislip Golf Club and High Street Ruislip.

Given the traffic sensitivity of Ickenham road and traffic management required to accommodate these works, it is expected that these works will cause considerable disruption to Hillingdons road network.

In light of the above, these types of work would normally have been negotiated to be normally done during the school summer holidays however, given the extent (900meters), estimated duration and traffic management involved, it was deemed better to commence these works prior to the school summer holidays when traffic is still considerably less given the current climate surrounding Covid – 19, rather than waiting until School summer holidays when works would have extended well into September when the likelihood of local businesses and work streams resume back to normal.

Works will be done in two phases:

Phase one: Ickenham Road between Sharps Lane roundabout to High Street Ruislip.

Traffic management involved to accommodate these works will involve an eastbound closure of Ickenham road between Sharps Lane roundabout and High Street Ruislip, A hard closure of Sharps Lane at its junction with Ickenham Road along with 4 way temp lights at its roundabout of Wood Lane, Kingsend, & Ickenham Road.

Full diversions are in place to accommodate both closures.

Phase two – Ickenham Road between Sharps Lane and the entrance to Ruislip Golf course.

Traffic management will involve 2/3 way temp traffic lights.

Given the nature and sensitivity of Ickenham road  these works will be monitored daily. HS2/UKPN have also  been  instructed to work seven days a week to expedite progress.

HS2 Updates 04-05-2020

HS2 Works Update: New utility surveys and ground investigations for Thames Water works from mid-May, and works restarting this week

Posted on May 4th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are working closely with our construction partners to review the works on all 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 can continue as long as it complies with this guidance, which you can see by clicking here.

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.

For more please see our “Works in your area” page by clicking here.

HS2 Updates 28-04-2020

HS2 Works Update: New works and works restarting in Hillingdon

Posted on Apr 27th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

We are working closely with our construction partners to review the works on all 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 can continue as long as it complies with this guidance, which you can see by clicking here.

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.

Work on A412 and Moorhall Road

HS2 will be restarting a range of works just outside the London Borough of Hillingdon, including a temporary off-peak lane closure on the A412, near the Denham Water-Ski Club entrance. This is to allow for site set-up, archaeological and ecological works to take place including around Broadwater Lake. We will also be undertaking some work along Moorhall Road.

Dews Lane and Harvil Road area

Works have restarted at the compound to the west of Harvil Road and South of Dews Lane.

HS2 Land from Ruislip Golf Course to Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road

The U42 Bridleway diversion at Breakspear Road South is now open for public use.

Overnight works on the Chiltern lines in South Ruislip

We will be placing some monitoring equipment along the Chiltern Line and Central Line railways to ensure our construction does not impact on the lines. As all the equipment is self-powered there will be no need for any wires or cables to be placed in the area.

Works will comply with all safety rules with regard to working within the rail and tube environment. This being the case the work will take place from 00:01 to 08:00 in the early morning of Sunday 3 May. We will only use hand tools to reduce any noise impact.

 

HS2 Updates galore

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.

HS2 Drop-in at Library tomorrow (10th)

Event: Drop-in at Ickenham Library, Tuesday 10 March, 2pm to 5pm

Posted on Mar 9th 2020 by HS2 in Hillingdon

Our regular HS2 drop-ins continue with a drop in tomorrow,10 March, at Ickenham Library from 2pm to 5pm. At our drop-ins you can speak to the local Community Engagement Manager along with engagement staff from the contractors.

The focus of this drop-in will be the main works contractor’s planned works for the area from Ruislip Golf Course to Breakspear Road South over 2020.

HS2 staff will also be available to answer any questions about the project or other works in Hillingdon.

A crop of HS2 notices

From HS2:

As part of the railway’s construction we are continuing preparatory works within Hillingdon. U34 Footpath Closure

The U34 Public Right of Way is currently partially closed from Dews Lane to Harvil Road. This closure is being extended northwards to the junction with Bridleway 7 from 2nd March to June 2020.Signage will indicate the section of footpath that is closed and an alternative route will be available along Harvil Road and Bridleway 7 which is currently diverted across Harefield Moor. This is to ensure public safety during the works including works to modify access around Dews Lane.

Tree planting
Further tree planting will be undertaken at our site to the north of Dews Lane. This work is expected to be undertaken in the Spring.

Fencing work continues
Fencing works will continue on land in the vicinity of Dews Lane to secure the area for contractors to work in a safe manner. This will include areas of vegetation clearance, including some trees. Some of this work will require temporary stopping of traffic on Dews Lane under traffic control. These works will be ongoing until late May

Archaeological work continues
We have been carrying out works to get a better understanding of any significant archaeological remains which are in this area. Excavation of trial trenching is almost complete in some areas and mitigation works to protect areas of interest have commenced. This work is expected to continue until late May.

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

Breakspear Road South partial closure coming up

Affinity Water – Notice of utility work on Breakspear Road South

As part of HS2 preparatory works, Barhale, on behalf of Affinity Water, will remove a temporary entrance that was originally put in to allow access to the fields on Breakspear Road South. During the work there
will be a temporary lane closure of the north to south lane with traffic signals for three days.

We are providing shorter notice than usual as there is an opportunity to undertake this work during the school half term period, which will hopefully lessen the disruption the lane-closure may cause.

Works on Breakspear Road South

From 17 February work will begin on the removal of a temporary access and to reinstate it back to its former entrance.

The work will involve breaking up and removing the concrete access way, and the removal of temporary pipes. The existing ditch will be cleaned and prepared to maintain the ditch drainage system that is in place. Once the drainage work is complete the new entrance can be constructed.

Most of the work will be carried out from within the site with only the work adjoining Breakspear Road South having to be undertaken from the roadside. When working on the section of the entrance next to the road, two-way temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic and give protection to the workforce.

Once this is completed a new vehicle gate will be put in alongside a new pedestrian kissing gate, and new fencing will also be installed to complete the works and keep the field secure.

This work will be completed by 19 February 2020

HS2 feedback request closing soon

HS2 Design Engagement: Common Design Elements feedback survey closing soon

From HS2 in Hillingdon:

We would like to invite your feedback on the design of HS2’s Common Design Elements planned for the Phase One route between the West Midlands and London.

Further to our post on the 2nd January, there’s now just five days left to have your say. You can view the plans on the HS2 website and download an information booklet, before completing our quick online survey. The survey closes at 11pm on Thursday 30 January.

Viaduct with piers and parapets in a rural setting

Common Design Elements are parts of the railway with a standardised appearance which will give it a recognisable look and make it more efficient to build. They include frequently used structures, such as bridge piers and parapets, as well as lineside noise barriers.

Since Parliament approved plans for the Phase One route in 2017, we’ve been developing the design of the new railway and now we need your views to help inform how we progress with the Common Design Elements.

If you have any questions about our Common Design Elements or HS2, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

Harvil Road closure coming up

LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC (HARVIL ROAD, ICKENHAM) ORDER 2020 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

1. Hillingdon Council gives notice that to enable telecoms work to be carried out by HS2 and to prevent the likelihood of danger to the public made this Order, which will temporarily close Harvil Road, Ickenham from Skip Lane to NewYears Green Lane.

2. Diversion route will be via Breakspear Road South, Breakspear Road North, High Street, Church Hill, Harvil Road and vice versa.

Nothing in the Order shall apply to prevent vehicular access to premises on or adjacent to the prohibited length of road insofar as access is reasonably practicable without interference with the said works.

3. The temporary restriction will be in operation between 19:00hrs on the 31st January 2020 to 06:00hrs, on the 3rd February 2020 and to such extent as indicated by traffic signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. Road users should assume that the closure has been put into effect only if traffic signs have been erected stating that the road has been closed and the diversion route, if necessary is in place.

4. The Order, which is proposed will come into operation on 31st January 2020, will continue in force for eighteen months or until work to which it relates is completed. However it is anticipated that the works will be completed within 3 days.

Dated this 16 day of January 2020

JEAN PALMER

Deputy Chief Executive & Corporate Director of Residents Services