To give us a clear understanding of the condition of the Westway, we inspected and surveyed all residential and business premises beneath the structure between November 2015 and January 2016.
These surveys will help us plan our works and minimise potential disruption. We will now review what we have found so we can proceed onto the next stage.
The work is part of the Road Modernisation Plan.
The Westway is a key strategic route. Bringing the Westway elevated structures into a state of good repair should significantly reduce the risk of unplanned disruptions to those living and working nearby.
The group of structures known collectively as the Westway structures carry the A40 for 4.6 kilometres from Wood Lane flyover in the west to the Marylebone flyover in the east.
The structures were built between 1964 and 1970. Although they have undergone maintenance work in the past, including waterproofing the deck and improving the expansion joint, several components have reached or are nearing the end of their life and refurbishment is needed to secure the long term reliability of the Westway.