HS2 Progress and News

HS2 Progress and News



HS2’s designers and construction contractors have released updated, more environmentally-friendly designs for the Cubbington Area in Warwickshire, reducing the materials and time needed for construction.

Replacing the previous concrete retaining walls, this section of the railway will now run in a V-shaped open cutting with grass slopes on the embankments and with green bridges for both wildlife and the local community.

A key feature of the design includes the construction of two green overbridges, connecting existing footpaths for people to access local woodland areas. Native grassland and hedgerows will be planted on the bridges, creating wildlife crossings and habitats for invertebrates, bats, birds, and reptiles.






WDC Planning reference W/24/0321/HS2

Plans and Specifications submission for B4453 Rugby Road Overbridge carrying the realigned road  over HS2

High level programme for Rugby Road 2024

End of Feb Complete the piling works
Feb –April Pile cap construction and excavations
Early Summer Deck pour for the new bridge
Late 2024 Bridge completion
Q1 to early Q2 2025 New road alignment operational