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Hammersmith flyover

Hammersmith flyoverHammersmith flyover

Completed in 1961, the Hammersmith flyover carries the four-lane A4 arterial road over the Hammersmith gyratory and links the west to central London.

Strengthening the flyover will prolong its life and mean no major maintenance will be required for many years. Work to upgrade the central reservation is now complete, with strengthening to the structure fully under way.

The work forms part of the Road Modernisation Plan. Consisting of hundreds of projects to transform junctions, bridges, tunnels and pedestrian areas, it is the biggest investment in London's roads for a generation.

Latest travel update (Fri 22 May)

Hammersmith flyover (on deck and slip roads)

  • Hammersmith Flyover east and westbound road closure, 22:30-05:00, Wed 27, Thu 28 and Sun 31 May
  • A4 Talgarth Road westbound off-slip road closure, 22:30-05:00, Fri 22, Tue 26 and Fri 29 May
  • A4 Talgarth Road westbound off-slip lane closure, ongoing
  • A4 Talgarth Road eastbound on-slip lane closure, ongoing

    Roads underneath the flyover

    Centre and Eastern Access Road

    • Road closure, 22:30-05:00, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 May

    A4 Talgarth Road

    • Eastbound entry slip narrowing, ongoing
    • Westbound access road closure, ongoing
    • Westbound onto gyratory 2 closure, 21:30-05:00, Fri 22, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 May

      Fulham Palace Road

      • Northbound lane closure, 21:30-05:00, Fri 22 May
      • Northbound lane closure 24/7, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 and Sun 31 May
      • Northbound road closure 22:30-05:00, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 May
      • Southbound road closure, 22:30-05:00, Fri 22 May

      Hammersmith Bridge Road

      • Southbound lane closure, 21:30-05:00, Fri 22, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 May
      • Northbound lane closure, 21:30-05:00, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 and Fri 29 May

        Queen Caroline Street

        • Road closure, 22:30-05:00, Fri 22 May

        Bus station road northbound (Fulham Palace Road into bus station)

        • Road closure, 22:30-05:00, Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 May

        Bus station road southbound (from bus station into Fulham Palace Road)

        • Road closure, 22:30-05:00, Fri 22 May

                  How your travel may be affected

                  Hammersmith jacking night time works

                  Frequent night time closures will continue until summer 2015 to enable strengthening activities to continue. During these closures the flyover will be closed to traffic in both directions between 22:30 and 05:00.

                  These closures will allow us to safely lift the flyover and replace the bearings. During each closure we lift approximately 2,500 tonnes of the flyover and work to install new bearings.

                  Drivers who would ordinarily use the flyover should follow the signed diversion via the A40.

                  Research during previous closures of the flyover showed that drivers using the signed diversion via the A40 experienced less delay than those travelling on the A4 Great West Road through the Hammersmith gyratory.

                  Why are we doing the work?

                  In December 2011, structural investigations revealed that steel cables on a number of the flyover's 16 spans had deteriorated significantly, due to corrosion caused by water seeping into the structure.

                  We carried out urgent strengthening work on the worst-affected spans, and now need to strengthen the remaining spans and undertake essential planned maintenance.