HS2 rail link works that would have closed a busy road in Harefield have been postponed until the school summer holidays after Hillingdon Council threatened legal action.
The closure of Breakspear Road South was scheduled to begin on Friday, but has now been put back until the end of the school term on 19 July, according to correspondence provided by Council Leader Ray Puddifoot.
The delay was put in place in part to avoid school exam periods, a HS2 spokesperson said.
They said: “We have listened to local residents and their representatives, and we have taken this decision in response to their concerns – especially those about the potential impact on pupils and their families travelling to school exams.
“We will now work with the relevant utility companies to identify future dates when this essential work can be completed, and we will keep the local community informed as our plans progress.”