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Abnormal loads expected on M40 – December 2020 to March 2021

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is working in partnership with HS2 Ltd to build the new HS2 (High Speed 2) railway in our area.

The first in a series of heavy load movements will involve the transportation of large sections of a HS2 tunnel boring machine (TBM), and will travel from the M40 junction 12 to the construction site at Long Itchington Wood North Tunnel Portal compound. An external haulier, on behalf of Balfour Beatty-Vinci, will be used for these movements. The last in the series is expected latest by end of March 2021.

How many vehicles are involved?

In total around 60 abnormal load movements will be transported slowly to our construction site and will be under the control of an escort vehicle.

When will the vehicles pass through?

The deliveries will take place out of hours to reduce inconvenience to communities and road users between early December 2020 and late March 2021. The vehicles will transport TBM components in a staged process.

Who can you contact about this?

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434
or email