Traffic chaos is looming for motorists in west London as Transport for London (TfL) announced a fourth major road closure for refurbishment works this summer.
The Hogarth Flyover will be closed for six weeks while road improvements works are carried out from next Saturday (19).
The 50-year-old Hogarth flyover which is in need of maintenance repairs, if it is to continue to operate for the next three decades, will undergo works 24/7 until August 31.
The single lane eastbound flyover which carries traffic from the A316 onto the A4 Great West Road will be blocked while engineers replace the deck, repair parapets (barrier) steelwork and improve lighting on the slip road.
Garrett Emmerson, chief operating officer for Surface Transport at TfL, said: “London is living with the legacy of life expired 1960s roads infrastructure; now we need to prepare for the next 30 years.
"These important works to the Hogarth Flyover will ensure that this vital structure can remain open for years to come, reducing the need for further works in the future while ensuring traffic can continue to flow into and around London.
“Whilst there is obviously no perfect time to close such an essential piece of road infrastructure for major maintenance, doing it during the school summer holidays when traffic levels are up to 15 per cent lower, and working 24hrs, seven days a week to complete the works in just six weeks, will minimise disruption for Londoners on this important road corridor.”
Transport for London (TfL) has said it has scheduled the refurbishment during the summer holidays when traffic levels are lower.
The transport body has advised drivers to allow extra time for their journeys and change their routes to avoid disruption especially during the weekday morning and evening peak and at weekends.
Signs will also be placed on the roadside advising drivers of closures and information is to be shared with affected residents.
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