Hammersmith Flyover Closure This Weekend Cancelled
No more all day disruption planned until the summer months
Transport for London (TfL) have announced that the planned closure of Hammersmith Flyover this weekend (24-27 April) is now not taking place.
TfL say that 'thanks to good weather and excellent progress by our contractors' the final of the three westbound weekend closures is now no longer required.
Further weekend closures will be necessary during the summer to replace the expansion joint, the dates of which are to be advised closer to the time.
There was also a closure scheduled for tonight (Wednesday 22 April) from 22:30 to 5:00 Thursday morning. There is no indication from TfL that this has also been cancelled.
According to TfL the repairs have been carefully designed to be carried out in the shortest timeframe possible, helping to keep road disruption to a minimum. The work has also been coordinated around other planned work in the local area, including the forthcoming construction of the East-West Cycle Superhighway in central London, which began in April.
TfL say they are currently in the process of replacing the movement bearings for the Hammersmith Flyover and have completed 40 of the 60 planned lifts needed to enable these works.
Hammersmith Broadway/Shepherd's Bush Rd
Hammersmith Bridge Rd
A4 Great West Rd/Macbeth Street
Tfl say that drivers who would ordinarily use the flyover should follow the signed diversion via the A40. Research during previous closures of the flyover showed that drivers using the signed diversion via the A40 experienced less delay than those travelling on the A4 Great West Road through the Hammersmith gyratory.
Traffic using the A4 Hammersmith flyover, travelling to and from central London, will be diverted from Earl’s Court to the A40 and then onto A406 to join the A4/M4 at Chiswick Roundabout. Diversion routes will be signed during the works and local access below the flyover will not be affected.