HAMMERSMITH Flyover will no longer be closing at the weekends thanks to the current run of good weather, writes James Sherrard .
Transport for London yesterday confirmed the closures, which were would have seen the westbound lanes shut for the next three weekends will no longer be necessary. Work is continuing on the underside of the bridge.
TFL Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport Garrett Emmerson said: "Our engineers have been working hard to get the work completed quickly. I am pleased to say that such good progress has been made that we no longer require the three remaining scheduled weekend closures, which is great news for local residents and businesses."
The resurfacing works, which began at the end of May were originally slated to continue until the middle of August. Overnight works from 10.30pm to 5am are continuing on the central reservation and drainage structures under the bridge as well as the addition of strengthening cables to the bridge.
The closures were part of an ongoing series of maintenance work which includes closures to the Hogarth Flyover for six weeks starting this weekend (19 July) and the current closure of Putney Bridge which is expected to be shut until mid-October.
The news of the cancelled closures may offer some comfort to motorists who have been venting their frustration at the impact and length of the works.