Finally after five months of repair work, the engineering works to enable the full re‑opening of the Hammersmith flyover have now finished and the landmark stretch of roadway is now open to all vehicles again. Phew.
The A4 route is used by about 90,000 vehicles a day, so when the stretch of road was closed last Christmas, the traffic jams made headlines.
If you care enough to want to know, the work included “installing concrete barriers and 22km of new cables within the structure to supplement the load capacity,” says Transport for London..
The flyover can now apparently survive for several more decades, so let’s hope we don’t have a repeat of last Christmas.
Be sure to check the TfL website before you travel.