Policy paper

Construction: HS2 Phase 2a information papers

The construction methods, design, security and timetable for the West Midlands to Crewe route.



The documents contained in Series D of our information papers describe:

  • the design development process prior to construction
  • interactions with local planning authorities and consultation with affected communities
  • controls on construction activities outlined in the Code of Construction Practice, including working hours
  • the construction timetable for Phase 2a; an overview of the main stages and a timeline
  • the use of borrow pits for construction
  • how access to property (due to temporary interference with the highway) will be maintained during construction works
  • mitigation for risks of disruption to public utilities during construction
Published 17 July 2017
Last updated 4 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Several papers updated - see change log for details
  2. D11 and change log updated
  3. Several updates made - see change log for details
  4. Update to D4 and change log added
  5. First published.