Transport for London was able to scrap a planned closure of one side of the Hammersmith Flyover this weekend after the team working to strengthen it got ahead of schedule.
Costain was appointed in 2013 to strengthen and refurbish 11 spans of the busy west London road bridge.
After 2,000m2 of carriageway was waterproofed and resurfaced with asphalt over two weekends earlier this month, a closure of the westbound lanes from 24 to 27 April was deemed no longer necessary.
TfL director of asset management Dana Skelley said: “Our work to complete vital refurbishment work to the Hammersmith Flyover is progressing really well and I’m delighted we have managed to reduce the number of westbound weekend closures we needed to complete the resurfacing.
“Our overriding focus has been to keep customer disruption to a minimum and we will continue to strive for this while we complete the last stages of this work this summer.”
Read NCE technical editor emeritus Dave Parker’s in-depth feature on the Hammersmith Flyover project here.