HS2 works update – as at February

HS2 and UK Power Networks have advised as follows:

Chiltern Line works update:

We wrote to you recently about night time works near the Chiltern line. We have revised the dates for these works which will now take place from 15 February to 1 March 2021 and 1 April to 16 April 2021. These dates have been revised due to the piling methodology review being carried out in this area.

For more information please see our original works notification.

Update on Breakspear Road South with revised dates:

We are trying to reduce the number of lorries using local roads. To this end we are continuing to set up a crossing point for our internal haul road across Breakspear Road South. To ensure that this area is ready for our future works we will need to construct wider junctions. These bell-mouth junctions make it easier for lorries to negotiate turns and ensure that they do not enter the opposite carriageways.

We will also secure stronger verges, erect hoarding and carry out modifications to the pedestrian footways and crossings. Most of the works on the carriageways will be under lane closures. However, there will be night time full road closures needed on 23 February and 7 March 2021. This is to ensure that the installation of traffic barriers and bell mouth access can be carried out safely.

To reduce the number of HS2 lorries using local roads we are building an internal haul road between our construction sites, crossing Breakspear Road South. To build the crossing point we will need to close Breakspear Road South from 12-15 March 2021. Closing the road and working over a single weekend will reduce the impact on traffic flow in the area and will allow us to work safely.
We will remove the existing road surface in order to construct wider junctions. Additionally, we will compact the area and resurface the carriageway, which will include new line markings and repositioning of concrete traffic barriers.

Utility surveys at Breakspear Road South:
During the week commencing 1 March 2021, we will be carrying out utility surveys along Breakspear Road South near Fine Bush Lane. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

Cedar Avenue and Great Central Avenue update with revised dates:
From 15 March 2021, we will be carrying out ground and sewer system investigation at Cedar Avenue and Great Central Avenue. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area.

For further information please see our update works notification.

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

UK Power Networks works in the highway

During the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, UK Power Networks, in conjunction with both Harrow and Hillingdon London Boroughs, prioritised work at road junctions due to vehicle numbers being significantly reduced in the area. Works are nearly complete for the duct installation. We are now moving into the joint bay works in February 2021.

Joint Bays and Cable Pulling starting feb 2021

Once these works for installing ducts are complete, we will have to come back at 14 locations across the route to install our cable. The places we will be revisiting will be approximately 50m in length each and will be there around a month at a time. The planned start date is February 2021 in Harrow and we will work towards Hillingdon opening two joint bays at a time to allow for the cable pull between the two. These works area planned to continue until June 2021.

Letter drops will be provided for affected residents and businesses in the area.

At present we are carrying out 11kV cable pulling works in Clacks Lane in order to power the site supplies for the UK Power Networks substation and SCS welfare at the West Ruislip TBM portal. These works will allow a number of the generators on site to be removed.

The joint bays can be found at the these locations. Planned dates for 2021 are below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transformer deliveries – West Ruislip TBM Portal
As part of the substation installation, we will have 2no. Electrical Voltage Transformers delivered to our site. These transformers will change the incoming voltage from 33kV down to 11kV so that we can eventually power the Tunnel Boring Machines at their required voltages.

Our transformers will be delivered at the weekend as they are coming directly from their delivery port, as they have been shipped from overseas. They are delivered through the night due to the load and will arrive at the West Ruislip portal in the morning in each instance. The works to install these transformers will be carried out across the following weekends:

Transformer 1 delivery: Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March 

Transformer 2 delivery: Saturday 27th March and Sunday 28th March

At present, these dates are planned with our suppliers, however should there be any changes to the delivery due to freight passing the UK border we will update all residents and businesses accordingly.

Information on the Tunnel Boring Machine Power supply route can be found on the HS2 commonplace Hillingdon website – scroll down to TBM Power supply route.

If you do not feel you have found the correct answer then please email both HS2 Helpdesk HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk and UKPN care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk. It would of course be very helpful if you also forwarded your reply to ERA chair@eastcotera.co.uk.

CONTACTING UKPN DURING WORKS -Should anyone need to contact UKPN during their works they can be contacted on:
Monday to Friday 0800 028 4587 or care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Should there be any sort of emergency please call their
24 hour helpline on 0800 316 3105 or 105 from a landline or mobile.

HS2 virtual community drop-ins

Signup here to virtual events to find out more about HS2 works in Hillingdon

These are drop-in events, with a limited number of 15 minute pre-booked 1-to-1 appointments, with sessions happening on two different days.

These drop-ins are an opportunity for you to find out more about the Project and what it means for the local area.

At these sessions you will be able to get an overview of the project, in addition to further information on the following topics:
Construction timeline
Traffic and highways impacts
Potential noise impact and management
Future works within your area
Anything else you wish to discuss

HS2 works for TBM power supply

As of 30th October the information available regarding these works is as follows:

Location E – F: Westholme Gardens from Junction of Windmill Hill to Junction of East Way (Complete)
Location F – G: Westholme Gardens in progress, the Uplands(?) and Myrtle Avenue (Planned 08/11/20 for 3 weeks)
Location G – H: Lime Grove and Hawthorne Avenue (Planned 24/11/20 – 08/01/21)
Location H – I: Meadow Way to Field End Road Crossing (Originally planned from 27/10/20 – 16/11/20).
Location I: Junction of Field End Road – Deane Croft Road and Meadow Way (Complete)

This work is now due to start on the 1st December with a completion date of the 20th December 2020:

Phase one – hard closure of Meadow Way between Field End Road and Deane Way.
Phase two – Two-way lights between Deane Way and Maple Close
Phase three – Three-way lights between Maple Close and Hawthorne Avenue.
Location I – J: Deane Croft Road (Planned 12/11/20 – 11/12/20)
Location J – K: Rushdene Road (Planned 11/01/21 – 18/01/21)

Further information:  https://www.eastcoteresidents.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/HS2-TBM-schedule-Aug2020.pdf

If you require further information your first port of call is to search for HS2 Commonplace Hillingdon and scroll down to TBM Power supply route.

Then if you do not feel you have found the correct answer please email both HS2 Helpdesk HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk and UKPN care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk copying in chair@eastcotera.co.uk. It would of course be very helpful if you also forwarded their reply to ERA using the chair email address.

CONTACTING UKPN DURING WORKS -Should anyone need to contact UKPN during their works they can be contacted Monday to Friday 0800 028 4587 or care@ukpowernetworks.co.uk

Should there be any sort of emergency please call their 24 hour helpline on 0800 316 3105 or 105 from a landline or mobile.

UK Power Networks work in Eastcote

UKPN are working on the HS2 power supply route at the Deane Croft Road/Field End Road/Meadow Way junction from 20th August.

The plan is to start in Meadow Way and move on to Deane Croft Road. It is planned for the trench works to be on the south side of both roads, however as always if there are any changes due to unknown obstructions they may have to change this whilst on site.

They will cross the junction and extend 15m along Meadow Way and Deane Croft Road to ensure that when they come back to do the rest of the route, the traffic at the junction is affected as little as possible by the Traffic Management and works.

For more information, please see, UKPN ERA Website or  visit https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/works-in-your-area/details.

 

UK Power Networks work in Eastcote

UKPN are working on the HS2 power supply route at the Deane Croft Road/Field End Road/Meadow Way junction from 20th August.

The plan is to start in Meadow Way and move on to Deane Croft Road. It is planned for the trench works to be on the south side of both roads, however as always if there are any changes due to unknown obstructions they may have to change this whilst on site.

They will cross the junction and extend 15m along Meadow Way and Deane Croft Road to ensure that when they come back to do the rest of the route, the traffic at the junction is affected as little as possible by the Traffic Management and works.

For more information, please see, UKPN ERA Website or  visit https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/works-in-your-area/details.