Drivers are being advised to plan ahead after Transport for London (TfL) said the Hammersmith Flyover would close or run with reduced lanes this weekend (August 12-15).
The bridge, which has only just undergone a significant £100 million refurbishment will shut to westbound overnight and be reduced to one lane in the daytime to allow TfL to make repairs to a small section.
TfL discovered a fault with a small section of the waterproofing was recently found during routine checks, and says its prompt repair is essential to ensure the flyover remains safe and reliable for years to come.
The carriageway will remain fully open to eastbound traffic throughout the weekend.
Road users are advised to plan ahead, consider alternative routes and allow more time for their journeys during the work.
Nick Fairholme, director of projects and programmes in surface transport at TfL , said: “We apologise to users of the Hammersmith Flyover who will be affected by this weekend’s work.
"We will do everything we can to minimise disruption and advise road users to plan their journeys to help reduce disruption and apologise for any delays caused during this work.”
Hammersmith Flyover full westbound closure
- Friday August 12 10.30pm - Saturday August 13 6am
- Saturday August 13 10.30pm - Sunday August 14 6am
- Sunday August 14 10.30pm - Monday August 15 5am
Hammersmith Flyover single westbound lane closure
- Saturday August 13 6am-10.30pm
- Sunday August 14 6am-10.30pm
If the work is not finished within this period, it will continue next weekend (Friday August 19 – Monday August 22).
In 2015 TfL completed critical refurbishment work on the entire Hammersmith Flyover. Among structural repairs, this included more than 10,000m2 of waterproofing.
The section with a fault is approximately 150m2. This will be fixed at no additional cost to TfL.