Refurbishment of Hammersmith Flyover completed

Highways Reporters

Work on the £100m refurbishment of Hammersmith Flyover has been completed.

The refurbishment, which has seen engineers working day and night over the past two years, means that the sixties flyover has now been fully restored and strengthened. The flyover is now safe to use for decades to come and will require less regular maintenance work, meaning less congestion and traffic delays in the future.

Since October 2013, vital restoration work has been carried out by Transport for London (TfL), its principal contractor Costain and main sub-contractors including Freyssinet and SSL, to strengthen 11 of the flyover's 16 spans after an initial five were strengthened in 2012.

TfL is now working to clear the work site around the flyover, with all local roads returning to normal by late autumn.

Garrett Emmerson, chief operating officer for surface transport at TfL, said: "We are committed to ensuring that London’s road network is safe, reliable and well cared for. The work carried out on the Hammersmith Flyover in the last two years has been vital to ensure that the structure, a key London road artery, remains safe for many years to come.

“The engineering prowess of the team at Hammersmith has meant that the flyover has been kept open to traffic for more than 90% of the duration of the work, and I would like to thank all local residents and road users for having borne with us whilst the work was carried out.”
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