HS2 Construction Work Gets Go Ahead
Formal agreement has been given for construction to start
Residents in Mixbury, Brackley, Greatworth, Thorpe Mandeville and Chipping Warden who were hoping the construction of HS2 may still be cancelled have this morning had their hopes dashed after official agreement to begin construction was given. The government has formally given the go-ahead for work to start and says the UK cannot afford further delay to the rail project.
HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson said: “While the government’s top priority is rightly to combat the spread of coronavirus, protect the NHS and save lives, we cannot delay work on our long-term plan to level up the country.
“HS2 will be the spine of the country’s transport network, boosting capacity and connectivity while also rebalancing opportunity fairly across our towns and cities.
“Following the decision earlier this year to proceed with the project, this next step provides thousands of construction workers and businesses across the country with certainty at a time when they need it, and means that work can truly begin on delivering this transformational project.”
It is understood that construction will be in line with guidance issued by Public Health England thereby allowing contractors to continue working during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam