Upcoming HS2 works

From HS2

What we are doing

From 22 to 26 November 2021we will be carrying out utility investigations near West Ruislip train station.
This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

We will investigate the condition of the power network system, gas and water pipes along High Road and Ickenham Road,

We will use a ground penetration radar to scan and identify utilities.
We will be excavating trial holes and taking measurements of the various assets in the area.

How the surveys might affect you

In order to carry out these utility investigations safely, a footpath diversion will be in place and the cycle path will be closed for the duration of these works.

Your utility services will not be affected

also for West End Rd – as above

also notice of overnight culvert surveys at Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South

What we are doing
From 29 November to 10 December 2021, we will be carrying out overnight surveys along Harvil Road and Breakspear Road South.
This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

We will capture 3-dimensional information on the drainage ditches and culverts using a CCTV camera mounted on a small robot.

Should we find a blockage, we may need to flush the drainage system using a high-pressure water jet to carry out the investigation.

These surveys will take place between 8pm and 5am to minimise impacts on the local road network.

For safety reasons temporary traffic management will be in place however this will be removed at the end of each shift.
Your utility services will not be affected.

Harvil Road closure

Harvil Road closed yesterday (sorry, I was away and couldn’t post here) and will be closed until 5th November.

A diversion will be in place via Moorhall Road / A412 / A40 and will be clearly marked.

Access to the Dogs Trust will be maintained throughout the works

See https://ickenhamresidents.co.uk/2021/10/12/update-on-harvil-road-closure-already/ for background detail.

Greenway surveying activity

from HS2

On 8 November 2021, our surveying team will be installing monitoring studs along The Greenway. This will help our team to monitor ground settlement in the area.

The monitoring studs will be installed on the kerbs along the Greenway. Our surveyors will use a tripod placed on the ground to take measurements and distances and they will be using hand tools so the noise from the activity should be minimal.

Our surveyors will carry out weekly visits after the installation to monitor ground settlement.

We will maintain access to footpaths and driveways for the duration of these works.

Duration of works
Installation on 8 November from 9am to 5pm
Weekly monitoring visits until 30 June 2022

What to expect
Two operatives in the work area, as well as handheld equipment and tripods
Weekly visits after the installation

What we will do
Maintain access to your property at all times


HS2 updates

From HS2:

West Ruislip
The Western tunnel portal is currently being constructed. This is the launch site that the Tunnel Boring Machines that will construct the Northolt Tunnel section of the HS2 route.

Breakspear Rd Sth
Piling and other preparatory works are taking place to create strong ground foundations to allow for the construction of the Bridge over Breakspear Road South and the Bridge over the River Pinn.

Harvil Rd
Enabling earthwork activities are taking place to make way for the construction the Copthall Tunnel and the Northern & Southern Sustainable Placement Areas. We are also carrying out enabling works in preparation for the realignment of Harvil Road.