Hammersmith Flyover Works Close to Finish

Just two weekend closures still to come during August


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Refurbishment of the Hammersmith Flyover is coming to an end after nearly two years of round-the-clock repair work.

Just two weekend closures remain before the main strengthening and tensioning work is complete.

This weekend, the westbound carriageway of the flyover will be closed on Sunday August 2 as part of the RideLondon cycling event.

The A4 forms part of the ride's outbound route and will be closed from 5am until 3pm.

The eastbound carriageway will be open up to the junction with Warwick Road in RBKC.

The remaining full weekend closure, which was planned for Friday August 7 - Monday August10, is now subject to change after bad weather during July stopped the work before completion.

This final weekend's works will now be rescheduled for an as-yet unconfirmed date.

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

TfL says there may also be some further overnight closures during August as the repairs are finished, which will be undertaken at night to minimise disruption.

Since October 2013, Transport for London has been working to strengthen 11 of the flyover's 16 spans after the first five were repaired in 2012.

TfL says just one final piece of major work remains, replacing two five-tonne expansion joints, before the mammoth repair is completed.

" This is great news for residents and other road users that after a long wait, these essential repairs are near completion," says Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

" This overhaul has been a massive and costly undertaking and we sympathise with anyone whose journeys have been disrupted. This is the main east-to-west traffic artery through the borough, but the repairs were unavoidable if we want to keep traffic flowing for years to come."

The repair work has formed part of TfL's wider £4bn Road Modernisation Plan and has largely been carried out overnight to reduce disruption to road users and residents.

Previous work has involved the replacement of 34 bearings, resurfacing and waterproofing of the road and installation of a new concrete central reservation.

A total of 6.5km of tensioning cables have also been threaded through the structure. The expansion joints, next to be replaced, allow the flyover to flex as the weight of traffic moves across it.

For the latest flyover information, visit TfL Traffic News or follow @tfltrafficnews on Twitter.

There is a warning that buses may be delayed, diverted, or stop short of their final destination.

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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