The scheduled closure of Staples Corner flyover on Sunday (September 17) has been cancelled after a successful weekend of refurbishment.
The busy stretch of the North Circular A406 underwent “essential refurbishment work”, which saw the replacement of its expansion joints.
After the weekend traffic chaos, during which motorists were advised to avoid the flyover , a spokesman for TfL confirmed the road would no longer be closed on Sunday (September 17) because of successful efforts to replace the joints.
The replacement of the two 22-metre long steel joints was "vital" to allow the flyover to cope with temperature change.
Ahead of the two weekend closures, Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said the work to the A404 was "essential".
“We’re sorry for the disruption this vital refurbishment of the Staples Corner Flyover will cause," he said.
"We will be working as fast as we can to replace the expansion joints, which is essential to extend the life span of the flyover."
The flyover is to be partly closed for preparation and resurfacing work eastbound from 10pm on Monday September 18 to 5am the following day and westbound from 10pm on Tuesday September 19 until 5am the next day.
During the closures, TfL has measures in place to reduce travel chaos, including rapid response units around the area, re-phasing of the traffic signals in the area to reduce disruption and the cancellation of any non-urgent local roadworks.
Up-to-date information on the closures will be on the @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts Twitter feeds and also on its website .
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