PEOPLE in the borough could be facing seven years of construction hell while HS2 is being built with Ickenham particularly badly hit.
The draft Environmental Impact Statement from HS2 Ltd has laid out the scope of the issues that people living in Ickenham, Ruislip and Harefield will face, and campaigners have called the level of disruption frightening.
These include the possibility of 3,200 HGV movements a day to and from a construction zone between Harvil Road and Breakspear Road alone which will go on for up to seven years.
Smaller construction zones around Ruislip and Harefield will plague neighbours for at least two years.
The s16.3bn London-Birmingham high speed line is planned for a route running through Ruislip and Harefield, with construction due to start in 2017.
Much of the construction traffic will be funnelled down the already busy Swakeleys Road, along its narrowest section to get to and from the A40.
Brian Adams of Ickenham Residents Association said: Lorries from the West Ruislip tunnel portal construction will also use Swakeleys Road towards the A40 meaning, over 3,200 movements a day on roads which cannot cope today with the commuting traffic.
Not only does this have significant impact on air quality and noise it affects the livelihoods of people each day trying to get to their jobs.
People in Northwood, Pinner, and Harrow who use Ickenham as a route to jobs in Heathrow and Uxbridge need to be told that they are also going to suffer.
Temporary closures of Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road during the construction period will cause further chaos.
A spokesman for HS2 Ltd said the scenarios in the document were all worst case scenarios, and that it still hoped to reduce the number of lorry movements needed by moving soil and other materials away from building areas by train, if a deal could be struck with Network Rail to use existing tracks.
But Mr Adams hit back, claiming the data HS2 Ltd has used is not only out of date compiled in 2009, before recent developments such as Ickenham Park off Ickenham Road were built but does not take into account key junctions.
He said Hillingdon Councils 2012 survey of morning and evening peak time traffic contradicts HS2s finding of only a 10-30 per cent rise, and Mr Adams points out that all traffic to the West Ruislip construction site, close to the tunnel mouth near West Ruislip station, must use the length of Swakeleys Road and Ickenham High Road.