Major city flyover to be repaired

Major city flyover to be repaired

A major road in the west of London will be closed on some nights over the next few months to prepare it for significant repair work scheduled for next summer.

Hammersmith flyover on the A4 will be worked on from next month to strengthen its spans, in what marks the final phase of a lengthy repair job.

Water has corroded several of the steel cables on many of the flyover's spans, damage which was discovered during a structural examination in December 2011.

The road was temporarily closed for emergency repairs but was reopened for the Olympics the following summer.

Transport for London's Dana Skelley said: "Our overriding focus when planning these essential works has been to keep disruption to a minimum.

"We are committed to completing them as quickly and efficiently as possible and will keep the local community and road users informed of progress as we work to deliver these vital improvements."

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