Chiswick Bridge Closed This Weekend
Major traffic disruption expected again in the area
Chiswick Bridge is to be completely closed for this weekend - the third in the series of closures while work is finished on the bridge.
It will be shut from 1am Saturday 7 March until 4am Monday 9 March according to the latest information from Transport for London (TfL).
Recent closures caused heavy traffic congestion along Hartington Road and Thames Road as traffic was diverted along Strand on the Green towards Kew Bridge.
The bridge will be closed to replace expansion joints buried in the carriageway and fully resurface the structure. The final stage of the works on the bridge have now started, with completion due in April.
Drivers are strongly advised to plan alternative routes to avoid delays across these weekends. Live travel updates for Chiswick are available.
During this work, pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the river by one of the footpaths, but a signed diversion route will be in place for road traffic. The route 190 bus, which runs between Richmond Bus Station and West Brompton Station, will also be diverted over Kew Bridge.
Following the weekend closures, TfL says it is on track to have the work to strengthen and refurbish the 80-year old structure completed and all footpaths re-opened in time for the BNY Mellon Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on Saturday April 11th, 2015. The entire project is to be delivered by May 2015.
March 6, 2015