What we are doing

We are replacing the Power Road Bridge as part of our programme to improve London's roads and public spaces.

The bridge, which was built in 1922, has reached the end of its operational life and is beyond simple repair. Not replacing the bridge would mean permanent closures of footway and cycle tracks, lane closures and restrictions on the type or weight of vehicles that use the bridge.

Benefits

The new structure replacing the existing bridge has been designed to last at least 120 years.

The new bridge will have improved footways, lighting and better facilities for cyclists on the western side, making this section of the A406 safer for all users.

Current works

On Monday 4 June and Tuesday 5 June 2018 we poured the concrete for the new bridge deck which will support the road and pavement on the eastern side of the bridge. We can now move ahead to the next stage of the works which involves the construction of the new road and pavement on the eastern side before the bridge returns to four lanes in autumn 2018.

Planned works

We plan to finish construction work for the new eastern section of bridge and to re-open all four lanes on the A406 Gunnersbury Avenue in autumn 2018.

Final works, which include re-opening the footways and cycle routes across the bridge, will be completed by early summer 2019.

How your travel might be affected

The A406 Gunnersbury Avenue will remain open in both directions, with one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. Short-term reductions to one lane in each direction will be needed during some phases of the works.

Journeys across the bridge may take slightly longer.

A temporary 30mph speed restriction is in place between the Chiswick Roundabout and Park Place Drive.

Check live traffic news before you leave to keep up-to-date and avoid disruption to your journey.

Get the latest travel information by following @TFLTrafficNews on Twitter.

Buses

Bus route 440 serving Stop D (Power Road) may be affected by increased traffic in the area surrounding Power Road.

Check live bus service updates before you leave.

Get the latest updates by following @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter

Pedestrians and cyclists

Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained across the bridge at all times. Any temporary changes will be clearly signed.

The service bridge has been converted into a temporary footbridge which pedestrians and cyclists can use to cross the railway. For the safety of both cyclists and pedestrians, cyclists must dismount and walk across the temporary footbridge.

Minimising noise and disruption

We are working from 07:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and Saturdays. Some works will take place on Sundays and Bank Holidays. All working times are agreed with London Borough of Hounslow.

To reduce noise, vibration and disruption during the works we are using a range of measures including:

  • Compressors and generators fitted with acoustic covers
  • Acoustic barriers
  • Specialist sheet piling rigs to reduce noise
  • Turning off plant and equipment when not in use
  • Dust levels monitored on a daily basis
  • Water sprays used to reduce airborne dust
  • Taking steps to ensure lights do not shine into homes
  • Noise and vibration monitoring

We will also have recycling skips on site to ensure we recycle everything we can.

Local residents and businesses will be updated about the works.

Our partners

We are delivering this project in partnership with Hochtief (UK) Construction, Ramboll and Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Skanska UK.

We are working closely with Network Rail, the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing and the emergency services to minimise disruption and ensure the works proceed as safely, efficiently and as quickly as possible.