EKFB – HS2 Construction Update, July 2022

Ellesborough Road and Bacombe Lane diversion

HS2 in Wendover
Work for the construction of the temporary diversions of Ellesborough Road and Bacombe Lane is due to commence now that the property demolition has been completed. The purpose of these diversions is to enable us to construct our site access roads, remove as many vehicles from the public road network as possible and to enable us to construct the Green Tunnel.

The Ellesborough Road diversion is being constructed to the rear of the properties at the north-eastern end of the road just before the bridge over the bypass and Chiltern Rail line. The diversion will run from the access track to the former cricket pitch, behind the houses and will re-join Ellesborough Road approximately 350m to the east. The road includes a bridge that will enable our site vehicles to pass underneath without impacting the traffic.

The Bacombe Lane temporary diversion route will connect from Ellesborough Road near the start of the footpaths to Coombe Hill and Bacombe Hill and run across the field to join the original Bacombe Lane.

Ellesborough Road will be open for the duration of the project although we may need short duration closures from time to time. Once these diversion routes are constructed the current roads will be closed and the diversion routes opened. There will be no through route on Bacombe Lane to Wendover and at the end of the project both of these roads will be removed, and their old alignments reinstated albeit with a slight realignment on Bacombe Lane.

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