Hogarth Flyover Reopens
Hopes raised for improved traffic conditions in local area
The Hogarth Flyover has reopened this Sunday raising the hopes of Chiswick residents for some relief to the traffic jams experienced over the summer.
The structure has been closed by Transport for London (TfL) since 19th July and, combined with simultaneous closures of Putney Bridge and Hammersmith Flyover plus works on Chiswick Bridge, has led to significant delays on local roads recently.
Picture: Ian Wylie
The reopening was witnessed by Chris Lucy who saw a cyclist become the first person to cross the refurbished flyover followed by a Nissan Micra just after workmen performed their own reopening ceremony.
TfL said the closure of the Hogarth flyover was needed to allow engineers to replace the deck, repair parapets steelwork, and improve lighting on the slip road. The transport company says that the flyover, which was built in 1971, requires routine deck renewal and general refurbishment.
Following completion of the works, both the roundabout and the north east island will be reinstated and replanted with trees and shrubs. TfL has also promised it will also improve pedestrian and cycle facilities.
A cyclist leads the first car over the repaired flyover. Picture: Chris Lucy
September 1, 2014