Colne Valley Viaduct Design Survey

Colne Valley Viaduct Design feedback – deadline extended to complete our surveys

Reposted from HS2 in Hillingdon

Following the recent engagement event, residents have been asked for their feedback on the emerging designs of the Colne Valley Viaduct.

The deadline for feedback has now been extended to Monday 16 April.

To complete the survey please visit Colne Valley Viaduct section by clicking here

Paper copies of the survey are also available in Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip libraries.

This Thursday: influence Colne Valley viaduct plans

March 22, 2pm to 8pm in ICKENHAM VILLAGE HALL

The Colne Valley is an important recreational area for local residents. It’s our ‘back garden’ The HS2 route runs through Ickenham, Harefield and then across the valley.

This Association with local groups, the London Borough of Hillingdon and local politicians campaigned for the ‘Ruislip’ tunnel to be extended to the Chiltern tunnel to save Ickenham, Harefield and the Colne Valley from both damaging construction activity and the environmental issues when the trains are running. The government refused.

A 3.9 km viaduct has to be built across the Colne Valley lakes and rivers. HS2 commissioned a design for this viaduct and ALIGN (a construction company) has been contracted to build the viaduct.

This event run by the ALIGN team is an opportunity for you to find out more about the emerging design of the Colne Valley Viaduct and landscapes at an early stage, as well as what it may mean for the local area.

We recommend go if you can; it’s an opportunity for local communities to input to the final designs.

The event will not cover HOAC plans or the construction plans for Ickenham and the Ruislip tunnel.  These will be covered at future events.

Breakspear Road South: Update

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.

HS2 activists seek to learn how well-informed you are

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PVDMPSD

Thank you.

 

Breakspear Road South lane closures

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.

HS2 mop up

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.

Here goes:

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/649965/hs2_construction_commissioners_report_3.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/656033/hs2_letter_to_construction_commissioner_3.pdf

 

Residents’ Commissioner’s 7th  Report and Government’s reply:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/648327/hs2_resident_comissioner_report_7.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/656029/hs2_letter_to_residents_commissioner_report_7.pdf

 

The Guardian is asking people who live or work along the route to tell them how they are affected by HS2:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/03/tell-us-how-you-are-affected-by-the-hs2-route

(This appeared in our Twitter feed – also appears in the sidebar of this site.)