Hammersmith Flyover to fully reopen

The completion of strengthening works will allow the flyover to be fully reopened well ahead of London 2012 Games, say Transport for London.

TfL say repair work to the Hammersmith Flyover will be completed on 30 May, allowing the structure to be fully reopened to all traffic well ahead of the London 2012 Games.

The works, which began in January, have seen around 200 metres of the central reservation along the flyover removed, a new structural slab and concrete barriers installed, as well as tailored anchorages for the new cables within the structure.

Last month, around 22km of new cables were installed above and below the bridge deck as part of a bespoke design, which will supplement the load capacity of the existing cables. These new cables are surrounded by wax oil to prevent deterioration and allow inspection and replacement if required in the future.

Once these works are completed, TfL say the flyover will be able to carry full traffic loading during the Games and for many decades to come, although TfL will return to the structure during 2013 to strengthen the remaining spans.

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