Monday, 16 April 2012

Hammersmith flyover closed nights & weekends

Hammersmith is set to be jammed again due to new works being completed to strengthen cables on the flyover, it has been announced. Transport for London (TfL) will begin installing the new tensioning cables inside the Hammersmith Flyover this week, as part of its ongoing work to fully reopen the structure to all traffic.

The works, which began in January, have seen around 200m of the central reservation along the flyover removed, a new structural slab and concrete barriers installed, as well as tailored anchorages for the new cables installed within the structure. 

In order to install the new cables, the flyover will need to be fully closed overnight to ensure that there are no adverse forces applied to the structure while the cables are being tensioned.

These closures will be carried out overnight (22:00 - 06:00) for six weekday nights from Wednesday 18 April, when traffic levels are significantly lower and should not therefore result in additional traffic congestion.

There will also be two full weekend closures of the flyover to allow TfL to complete the installation of the tensioning cables, as well as begin work to waterproof and resurface the carriageway.

These will take place at the following times:
  • Friday 20 April (22:00) to Monday 23 April (06:00)
  • Friday 27 April (22:00) to Monday 30 April (06:00)
During this time, traffic will be diverted around the Hammersmith gyratory system with predictable results. TfL are advising people to consider alternative routes or using London Underground and National Rail services to complete their journey if possible. Given the likely impact of all of this on our air pollution they might also advise people to stay indoors. 

Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport at TfL said: "We are now approaching a critical phase in our race to reopen the Hammersmith Flyover as quickly as possible. This will require a number of overnight and weekend closures to ensure that the works are carried out safely and correctly.
"I would once again like to apologise for any inconvenience that this work is causing and reassure Londoners that we are continuing to work around the clock to complete these vital works as quickly as possible."

1 comment:

  1. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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