Update: TfL Revises Timings of this Weekend's Flyover Closure

Westbound lane also shut on Sunday evening till Monday morning


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Transport for London has revised the timing of this weekend's closure of Hammersmith Flyover, with an additional closure from 6pm on Sunday evening till Monday morning at 5am.

TfL says installing the new five tonne Expansion joints within the structure is a major engineering feat which requires precision and patience to get it right.

Closures are now as follows:


Weekend closure from Friday 10 July 10.30pm to Monday 13 July 5am


Saturday 11 July 10.30pm to Sunday 12 July 5am

Sunday 12 July 6pm to Monday 13 July 5am

This week TfL announced that major strengthening of the Hammersmith Flyover has entered its final phase, with more than 80% of the tensioning work now done.

TfL says since October 2013, is has been working hard day and night to complete the vital refurbishment, strengthening 11 of the flyover's 16 spans after the initial five were repaired in 2012.

This restoration – part of TfL’s wider £4bn Road Modernisation Plan – has been primarily carried out overnight to reduce disruption to road users and residents.

Earlier this month, the last of 34 bearings underneath the flyover were replaced, allowing it to adapt to weather conditions and expand in the summer and shrink in the winter by up to 180mm.

Last year, the entire flyover was resurfaced and waterproofed with a new concrete central reservation installed. A total of 6.5km of tensioning cables have now been attached and threaded through the structure - when fully tensioned they will strengthen the flyover and ensure it remains safe to use for many decades.

The final major piece of work is to replace the two five tonne expansion joints within the carriageway, which allow the structure to flex as traffic moves across it. To deliver these works there will be four weekend closures of the flyover on the dates below. The works over these weekends will only affect one direction during the day.

As well as this weekend's closures detailed above, this is the current schedule:

· Friday 17 July - Monday 20 July

Westbound closure (10.30pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Eastbound closure (10.30pm Saturday to 10am Sunday)

· Friday 24 July – Monday 27 July

Eastbound closure (10.30pm Friday to 5am Sunday)

Westbound closure (10.30pm Saturday to 5am Monday)

· Friday 07 August – Monday 10 August

Eastbound closure (10.30pm Friday to 5am Sunday)

Westbound closure (10.30pm Saturday to 5am Monday)

During the closures, traffic will be diverted beneath the flyover or onto the A40 Western Avenue, with the diversion route clearly signed.

Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management at TfL, says: " Our work to complete the vital refurbishment of the Hammersmith Flyover is progressing really well. These final weekend closures will allow us to replace the expansion joints within the structure, which will mean the flyover will be fit to carry traffic for many years to come.

" Our overriding focus when planning the weekend work has been to keep disruption to a minimum and we will ensure that any affected drivers will have a clear, signed diversion route to help them complete their journey."

The restoration of the Hammersmith Flyover forms part of TfL’s wider Road Modernisation Plan. With a budget of more than £4bn, this represents the biggest investment in London’s roads in a generation, including hundreds of transformational projects within the existing road network such as the refurbishment of Chiswick Bridge and the major overhaul to Vauxhall Cross.

TfL says using radical ideas and innovative designs, the plan will make London’s roads greener, safer and more attractive for the benefit of all Londoners.

TfL says it apologises in advance for the inconvenience caused by these essential works. For more information visit www.tfl.gov.uk/hammersmithflyover

For the latest travel updates, please visit tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews or follow @tfltrafficnews

You can contact TfL any time on 0343 222 1234, via the web at tfl.gov.uk/contact


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June 29, 2015