Hammersmith Flyover Closed Again This Weekend

Shut to traffic in one direction for ten weekends until mid August

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Hammersmith Flyover is closing again eastbound from Friday evening (June 20th) and a repetition of the severe traffic problems seen last weekend is expected. However, an early finish to works last Sunday meant that the disruption ended earlier than on previous weekends.

As part of the ongoing final phase of maintenance works, the Hammersmith Flyover is being closed in one direction for 10 weekends starting from 30 May, to allow concrete deck repairs, resurfacing and waterproofing works on the structure to be completed.

The closures will allow TfL to carry out waterproofing works which cannot be carried out while traffic is using the structure. This aims to extend the life of the flyover.

During the weekend closures, which will be in place from 10.30pm on Friday until 5am on Monday morning at the latest, any affected traffic will be diverted via the road network beneath the flyover and the A40 Western Avenue. This will be clearly signed to diverted traffic. The eastbound carriageway will be closed for the first five weekends, before switching to the westbound carriageway for the remaining five weekends.

TfL say that the repairs have been carefully designed to be carried out in the shortest timeframe possible, helping to keep road disruption to a minimum. The works have also been coordinated around other works planned in the local area later this summer, including works to the Hogarth Flyover and Putney Bridge.

Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management at TfL, said: “Our work to complete vital maintenance works to the Hammersmith Flyover are progressing well. These weekend closures are required to allow us to complete the next section of works as quickly as possible. Our overriding focus when planning these weekend works has been to keep disruption to a minimum and we are ensuring that any affected drivers will have a clear, signed diversion route to help them complete their journey.”


June 17, 2014