HS2 – Wardington Update – Changes

HS2 - Wardington Traffic Update - Changes In the recent update the diversion route for the Wardington Road closures showed the wrong route on the PDF that was circulated. Apologies, as you know already, there is no access through the Edgcote Estate to Chipping Warden.   The correct diversion is through Wardington and I have amended our maps. Our construction traffic will not be using this route through Wardington, it is purely a diversion route for members of the public who aren’t familiar with the area.    I have attached an amended version of the 'lookahead' presentation to this email with the map change. The 1 day Wardington Road closure planned for 15 January has been cancelled.  The survey work planned

Traffic management (traffic light area) on the A361 during August

Traffic management (traffic light area) on the A361 during August Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2 We will soon start to prepare the verges of the A361 for the highway realignment, over the Chipping Warden Green Tunnel. This is first phase is early preparatory work, with the new section of highway being constructed during spring and summer 2024. In order to do this, we will be extending the area under traffic light control, near to our compound entrance. Full details of this work are available on the following link.   https://assets.hs2.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/AWN-Notice-of-traffic-management-A361-Chipping-Warden-August-2023_PDF.pdf   A section of the A361 will have temporary traffic management in the form of traffic lights 24 hours a day, from 14 August 2023, for approximately 6

A361 – Early morning temporary closure on 20 August 2023

A361 - Early morning temporary closure on 20 August 2023 Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2. As you may recall from our activities last year, some of our wider precast sections of tunnel require a road closure to travel from Banbury to Chipping Warden. The vast majority of the precast units pass each day without this. The southbound carriageway of the A361 will be closed off-peak, for a maximum period of between 5am and 9am, on  Sunday 20 August 2023, with a back up date of 3 September 2023. The road may well open earlier than 9am.     The works notice is in the link below, please feel free to share with your contacts. The map shows the section of

Wardington Playground – New Trim Trail Now Open

Wardington Playground New Trim Trail Now Open The Parish Council is pleased to announce that the Trim Trial is now open for use. It passed the official safety inspection on Wednesday The safety fencing has been removed. Many thanks to the volunteers who spread the wood chippings under it on Sunday They enabled it to pass the inspection on schedule   Wardington Parish Council

Wardington Playground – Playground 200 Club

Wardington Playground Playground 200 Club After 20+ years Wardington Parish Council have taken the decision to end the Playground 200 Club Over recent years there has been a steady decline in the number of members of the Club. As a result income from this source has gradually decreased. This, coupled with recently imposed bank charges, has meant that maintaining the 200 Club is now of negligible net benefit to the upkeep of the Playground. The Parish Council recognize the importance of the Playground to the local community and are committed to maintaining it for the benefit of current and future generations. It will be funded by continuing to take advantage of grants that are available from time to time and

HS2 – Culworth Road (From Chipping Warden) Closure, 26 June to 8 July

HS2 - Culworth Road (from Chipping Warden) Closure, 26 June to 8 July Notice from EKFB on behalf of HS2 Please see the link below to the official road closure document recently published. Notice-of-road-closure-Culworth-Road-Chipping-Warden-June-2023.pdf (hs2.org.uk) A section of Culworth Road will be fully closed 24-hours a day from, Monday 26 June to Saturday 8 July 2023.  We will be carrying out survey work and for preparing the area for a storm drain to be put in across the road later in the year. ----------------------------------- Wardington Parish Council  

CONSULTATION – Wardington & Williamscot proposed 20mph Speed Limits

CONSULTATION – Wardington & Williamscot proposed 20mph Speed Limits Oxfordshire County Council wants to make our built environments safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel. Further details on how the council is considering making 20mph the new 30mph for Oxfordshire communities can be found here. We're therefore asking for your views on the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit throughout Wardington (including Upper Wardington) and Williamscot, replacing the existing 30mph speed limits in their entirety in the process. The proposals are being put forward following road safety concerns raised by the parish, and form part of a countywide

HS2 Notice: Delivery of Tunnel Segments – 12 March

Notice from EKFB working on behalf of HS2 - Delivery of Tunnel Segments - 12 March We just wanted to write to let you know there will be a delivery of tunnel segments to Chipping Warden on Sunday 12 March, with a back-up date of Sunday 19 March. As previously, the road will need to be closed between 5am and 9am. We will need a southbound carriageway closure of the A361 to allow the wide load to safely pass through the narrow sections of highway near Wardington. This is the same closure area that we used for our previous deliveries. Please follow the link below for further information and the route map. AWN-Notice-of-precast-delivery-Chipping-Warden-March-2023.pdf (hs2.org.uk) Haidee Williams Engagement Advisor

Update on A361 closures

Update on A361 closures Please Note: The two-week night-time closures of A361 for survey work is no longer proceeding. The survey work was planned for Monday 9 January to Saturday 21 January 2023 – no longer going ahead. Other work taking place: There is a very short period of closure required for some line painting under the temporary bridge near our compound on the A361. The lines there are faded at that location, and so to improve safety, a line painting contractor be attending and the road will be shut for a maximum of 4 hours to carry out the work.   We have published a works notice, which I have attached and summarised below: Notice of night-time temporary closure,

HS2 REMINDER – Chipping Warden temporary bridge installation

Chipping Warden temporary bridge installation A reminder that we will be installing a temporary bridge across the A361, next to our compound in Chipping Warden, this weekend:  This will require the closure of the A361, near Chipping Warden, 8pm Friday 14 October through to 6am Monday 17 October. The work notice for the Chipping Warden bridge installation is available on the following link: Notice-of-weekend-closures-for-bridge-installation-A361-Chipping-Warden-1.pdf (hs2.org.uk)  We plan to install the bridge over two weekends with a further two weekend closure periods planned as a contingency. A section of the A361 Byfield Road will be closed 24 hours a day over a period of up to 4 weekends beginning Friday 14 October to Monday 7 November 2022. These closures will commence