EKFB and HS2 – update, January 2023

Looking into the new year, there will be temporary road closures on the Wendover Bypass to accommodate the installation of a power supply to our concrete batching plant. Providing this power supply will mean that the batching plant doesn’t need to be powered by generators, eliminating the emissions that would be produced.

The batching plant produces concrete for various works in the area and significantly reduces traffic impact with shorter and less frequent lorry movement from our sites.

In February we will need to fully excavate the road in order to lay the cable across the Wendover Bypass. In advance of that we need to undertake technical surveys of the carriageway and therefore we will need to close the road on the following dates:

  • 12 – 13 January (Utility survey)
  • February (dates to be communicated in due course)

We will also need to close Ellesborough Road on 11 January for 3-4 hours to complete a utility survey to enable us to continue preparing for our diversion works there. In early 2023 the road will be temporarily diverted around the back of the existing houses and this survey will identify any utilities that will need to be diverted along with the road.

Lastly, we will be continuing works on the A413 London Road temporary diversion which is due to be operational around spring 2023. To allow us to realign the road we need to ensure all existing utility services are diverted so we have a planned weekend closure in place for the following:
Friday 27 – Monday 30 January 2023
Further details will be provided on this in due course.

2023 will be a busy time for HS2 and you will see some changes to the roads and area around you as we progress our construction works.

Don’t forget to register for email updates on the HS2 website which gives you a choice of how you would like to receive information from us. To find out more, visit your community website at www.hs2.org.uk/in-your-area/. 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.