|Council Warns of Christmas Traffic Disruption|
Hammersmith Flyover repairs will continue till December 23
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is warning residents that repair work to Hammersmith Flyover will affect the borough’s transport routes during the festive season.
Scaffolding is now going up on the sides of the flyover as preparation work starts, and there will be closures of borough roads including Hammersmith Bridge Road, the Queen Caroline Street slip road, Sussex Place, and Fulham Palace Road.
The work, started by Transport for London last month, is due to last 18 months. The current lane closures at night will continue through December but will be restricted to outside morning and evening rush hours, to ensure traffic disruption is minimised.
All work will cease during the Christmas week starting December 23 and then start again from early January 2014.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council leader Cllr Nicholas Botterill says: " As things get busier around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we need to ensure that our residents can continue getting to work, visit, and travel in their borough as they need to.
" To do this, we are publishing details of which roads will be affected so people know where to avoid. We also look forward to an effective transport solution that does the works with the minimum of disruption to motorists, while improving Hammersmith as a place where people want to live and work.
" In the longer term our borough needs a solution that can relieve congestion while improving it as a place to live.
"We want our residents to know which areas will be most affected and where to avoid if possible, as the busiest time of the year approaches."
November 15, 2013