Hammersmith Flyover Works To Start Next Month

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The final phase of maintenance work to the Hammersmith Flyover is planned to start next month, (October 2013) and Transport for London ( TfL) says the repairs have been carefully designed to keep road disruption to a minimum.

Following on from the first phase of work delivered in spring 2012, the final maintenance will extend the life of the structure for years to come.

During the works, the remaining 11 of the flyover’s 16 spans will be strengthened in a similar fashion to the five spans that were strengthened last year. The bearings carrying the structure will also be replaced, carriageway drainage will be renewed and the entire flyover waterproofed and resurfaced to reduce the need for further maintenance in the future.

"All activity that affects closure of the carriageway both over and under the flyover has been carefully programmed to take place at night, between 10.30pm-5.00am, in order to reduce disruption to road users. During summer 2014, a limited number of weekend closures in one direction will be required in order for the flyover to be waterproofed and resurfaced. TfL will ensure that these works are widely advertised ahead of them starting in order to help people plan their journeys," said a statement from TfL.

Dana Skelley, Director of Roads at TfL, said: “Our overriding focus when planning these essential works has been to keep disruption to a minimum. We are committed to completing them as quickly and efficiently as possible and will keep the local community and road users informed of progress as we work to deliver these vital improvements.”

An information centre showing details of the Hammersmith Flyover’s structure, history and current works is organised at St Pauls Church, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9PJ on Friday 4 October from 10am until 8pm and Saturday 5 October 2013 from 10am until 4pm. Members of the project team from TfL and Costain will be available to answer any questions or query about the works.

The work on the Hammersmith Flyover, and TfL’s wider £200m structures and tunnels plan, forms one of the six key strands of investment that will deliver vital road improvements and implement the recommendations of the Mayor’s Roads Task Force.

During the next ten years, TfL will be investing around £4bn into the capital’s road network. W

For more information about these works, please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/hammersmithflyover 

September 23, 2013