HS2 – Additional working hours at Greatworth compound

HS2 are about to publish the attached notice regarding additional working hours at Greatworth compound. Please feel free to share it.

The tunnelling team have approval from the local authority to work extended hours, which will allow for 2-shifts per day to install the tunnel sections, from the beginning of April. This will mean some of the workforce will be on site between 6am – 10pm and there will be some lighting and vehicle movements on the site until 10pm. Note that this is mainly for tunnel installation activities and not for all construction work.

The majority of this work will be within the tunnel excavation, or inside the tunnel itself. Therefore, HS2 anticipate the community impacts should be low. Most of the site activity and deliveries will still be within core hours.

When this work starts in April, if you have any feedback or reports of this causing a disturbance, please contact the helpdesk.

Best regards

Simon Davis

Engagement Manager


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Cancellation of the 4-week closure of Wormleighton Road

Dear All,

We have cancelled the 4-week closure of Wormleighton Road, that was planned to commence on 18 March. We will update you when new dates for this closure are confirmed.

We have made this decision because when we complete the work on Wormleighton Road, traffic will then pass over the recently constructed Banbury Road Overbridge. We are not yet ready for this bridge to open, and therefore to avoid the risk of an extended closure, we have postponed the Wormleighton Road highway connection work for the time being.

Please feel free to circulate this information to your local contacts.

Our roadside information boards have been removed and we are contacting local businesses, schools, as well as blue light services.

I appreciate that there have been various dates proposed for this closure, our apologies for the changes.


Simon Davis

Engagement Manager