Resurfacing work on Hammersmith Flyover has finished ahead of schedule.
The early completion means the westbound carriageway will not close this weekend (April 24-27) as planned.
As part of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) continuing £4 billion Road Modernisation Plan, the scheme required a closure in the westbound direction for three weekends during April to allow the final repairs to the concrete deck, waterproofing and resurfacing to be completed.
Across the first two weekends, around 150 engineers waterproofed 2,000 square metres of carriageway and then resurfaced it with more than 600 tonnes of asphalt.
Nearly 300m of new kerbs were also installed as well as new steelwork within and below the flyover.
Dana Skelley, director of asset Management at TfL, said: “Our work to complete vital refurbishment work to the Hammersmith Flyover is progressing really well and I’m delighted we have managed to reduce the number of westbound weekend closures we needed to complete the resurfacing.
“Our overriding focus has been to keep customer disruption to a minimum and we will continue to strive for this while we complete the last stages of this work this summer.”
TfL has been carrying out a major refurbishment programme of the bridge since October 2013, strengthening the last 11 of the flyover’s 16 spans, with the initial five completed in 2012.
The upgrade to the central reservation of the flyover is also complete and TfL say wider refurbishment work is on course to be completed this summer.