High Speed 2 (HS2) works on Highways England’s Network
HS2 is a new high-speed railway which will link London to Birmingham (Phase 1) and then on to Manchester (Phase 2a), the East Midlands and Leeds (Phase 2b).
Phase 1 of HS2 has several direct interactions with our strategic road network of motorway and major A roads in the West Midlands, East Midlands and the South East. Construction of new structures, road widening and realignment of roads are required so that the high-speed line can effectively cross our road network. We are committed to working with HS2 Ltd and other partners to plan and co-ordinate our works programmes where we can.
Our roads network is vital to the running of the country and our customers and their safety remains our priority. While HS2 carry out these works we will make every effort to keep you updated and informed in advance of works to help you plan your journeys. We are committed to ensuring safety on our strategic road network and supporting a better-connected future.
These works are being co-ordinated and carried out by HS2 Ltd. For further information about HS2 you can contact HS2 directly. Details of the HS2 works on our network are below.
HS2 works that are taking place on the Highways England network will be shown below.
M40 Junction 11 (Banbury) Northbound and Southbound slip roads
Early works on this section for HS2 are carried out by Fusion. Works will include installation of traffic signal poles and heads; commissioning of traffic signals, and changes to road markings.
These works will be on short sections of the northbound and southbound slip roads at M40 Junction 11 near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Works will be carried out overnight in phases and are due to start from 8.00pm on Wednesday 2 December finishing at 5.00am 19 December 2020.
All works will be carried out overnight Mondays until Saturdays each night from 8:00pm until 05.00am
There will be no works carried out or traffic management in place from 6am each Saturday throughout each Sunday and works will recommence at 8pm each Monday.
A361 Chipping Warden Road
In addition, the A361 Chipping Warden Road will be closed for two weekends and signage on approaching slips up to M40 Junction 11 for weekend closures of the A361 to advise of the diversion route through Banbury (A423/A425) on the following weekends:
- Friday 4 December 2020 from 8pm until Monday 7 December 2020 at 6am
- Friday 11 December 2020 from 8pm until Monday 14 December 2020 at 6am
If you have a question about HS2 and these works, please contact the HS2 helpdesk on 08081 434 434 or email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk Postal address: High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA.