The Staples Corner flyover has opened to traffic after a weekend of disruption caused by “essential refurbishment work”.
The stretch of the North Circular A406 had closed on the weekend for the planned work, with Transport for London (TfL) advising motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes.
But that did not stop a major build up of traffic , as nearby roadworks made matters worse for motorists.
The busy stretch of road is being closed on three weekends during September to allow for the replacing of two 22-metre long steel expansion joints, which allow the flyover to cope with temperature change.
In addition to the three weekend closures, preparation and resurfacing work will also affect traffic on the flyover.
TfL earlier published images of the gridlock in a bid to persuade motorists to stay away from the road.
Following the weekend closure, the road reopened in the early hours of Monday (September 11) morning, in time for the morning rush hour.
It had earlier closed from September 1 to 4, and is due to shut again on for the whole of Sunday (September 17).
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