Message from HS2 Ltd

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. As part of HS2’s continued programme of surveying works in your local area, we recently sent you a letter about the need to carry out investigations into the utilities running below the ground in the location shown on the map. (see button at the bottom of this post)

We had expected these works to start on Monday 30th July. Unfortunately work has been delayed due to problems our subcontractor is experiencing that are beyond their control. The works will now start on Monday 20thAugust and take five days to be completed.

What will we be doing?

Trenches will be dug across each side of the road to a depth of 1.5ms using both hand tools and powered machinery by a team of three workers and a supervisor.

Although the digging of the trenches will only take place from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, traffic lights restricting the traffic to one lane will need to remain in place for the duration of the works for safety reasons. This is to protect the health and safety of road users and the workers. These works have been scheduled in school holidays to reduce the impact on your travel times.

We are carrying out these works with the amended start date under permission from Buckinghamshire County Council’s Transport Department and will comply with all their requirements.

Once the investigation works are completed all signage will be removed and the trenches will be filled in. Fresh tarmac will be laid and the road returned to a safe condition.