Noise reduction options for Wendover
Installation of very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS) to reduce noise from the Wendover bypass/ HS2 construction traffic on the A413. This follows a public consultation held earlier this year.
The surfacing option is due for completion at the end of October 2019.
About the project
In 2016, HS2 Ltd agreed to provide £1.51million to install noise barriers along the A413 Wendover bypass. The purpose of the barriers was to reduce noise from the bypass and HS2 construction traffic.
The offer from HS2 was made without prior local consultation and there were differing opinions from Wendover residents. This prompted a public consultation to be held.
A public consultation was held between 30 November 2018 and 4 January 2019.
Local residents selected very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS) with an overwhelming majority of 79%.
Of the 750 valid responses:
- 79% (589 residents) selected Very Low Noise Surfacing (vLNS)
- 13% (100 residents) selected Low noise Surfacing (LNS)
- 7% (50 residents) selected Noise Barriers
- 1% (11 residents) selected Do Nothing
The detailed design is now complete and a contractor has been appointed to complete the work. The programme has been confirmed and final arrangement being put in place.
HS2 Ltd granted formal approval to amend Wendover Assurance 2727 from noise barriers to vLNS in June 2019, so delivery can now go ahead.
The installation of vLNS will take place between 20 September and 4 October 2019.
During installation, Wendover bypass will be closed at night between 7pm and 6am. It will also be closed for 24 hours over the weekends of:
- 20 to 23 September
- 27 to 30 September
Diversion routes will be signed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
New date set for Wendover bypass surfacing (16 August 2019)
Date set for Wendover bypass very low noise surfacing (16 July 2019)
Noise reduction options for Wendover village (23 November 2018)
For any questions or queries: