|A4 Gets New Quieter Asphalt Surface|
Superpave will reduce traffic noise from flyover to Hogarth Roundabout
Transport for London have begun to resurface the A4, between the Hogarth Roundabout and Hammersmith Flyover, with a new generation of quieter asphalt known as Superpave.
The 14mm thick superpave provides a far more flexible surface which reduces traffic noise, according to TfL.
The resurfacing started on Monday August 12 and is due to last until the end of August. 90,000 motorists use this section of the A4 every day and lane closures and restrictions are in place between 10pm and 5am.
While these works are taking place, Hammersmith and Fulham Council say there is growing support for proposals to build a tunnel to replace this stretch of road.
This has led
West London Link Design, a group of nine respected local architects to propose the tunnel - already nicknamed the "flyunder" -
leading from the Hogarth roundabout in Chiswick to the Earl’s Court end of the flyover.
" The reduced noise from this special tarmac will be very welcome for residents living near the road. In the longer term the ultimate solution to virtually eradicate traffic noise and pollution is to replace large sections of the A4 – including the flyover – with a flyunder."
August 14, 2013