January 2019 –
Ickenham Residents Association have kindly provided an update on their website which you can read here.
“The Transport for London (TfL) application, supported by HS2, to install traffic lights on Swakeleys roundabout has not been approved by the London Borough of Hillingdon. The TfL proposal did not appear to take the problems of the local road systems into account and the response to the consultation by residents was overwhelmingly against signalisation. The proposal did include improvements for pedestrians and cyclists and the London Borough of Hillingdon has proposed that TfL should proceed with these , particularly as there will be many HS2 HGVs using the roundabout when the Main Works construction takes place.”
Proposals were put forward by HS2 Ltd. and TFL for the signalisation of Swakeleys roundabout leading to a consultation by Hillingdon Council.
The changes to the use of the roundabout are the only solution put forward to help the local area cope with HS2 construction traffic and increased vehicles on our roads over the next 7 – 10 years.
The number of HGV movements through Ickenham from Swakeleys roundabout are projected to be ( but capped at) 550 per day during the height of construction.
There is no plan B if this modelling does not work nor any alternative being put forward tand no solutions offered for displaced traffic – particularly at the adjacent junctions on the A40.