Council offers to take control of Hammersmith Bridge

Release Date: 13 February 2018

The Leader of Richmond Council, Cllr Paul Hodgins, has written to his counterpart at Hammersmith and Fulham Council to reiterate his offer to explore the possibility of Richmond Council taking control of the troubled Hammersmith Bridge.

The bridge has been undergoing long-term works by TfL and Hammersmith and Fulham Council, causing severe disruption to the borough’s residents, often with little notice.

Cllr Hodgins said:

“The ongoing issues with Hammersmith Bridge have a tremendous impact on our residents. Over the course of the works, it seems clear that our residents are more dependent on the bridge than residents on the north side of the river.

“It impacts our bus services, our link to the many employment opportunities and of course access to the M4. I therefore have made it clear to Hammersmith and Fulham Council that we would like to explore Richmond Council taking control of the bridge which we feel would be most beneficial to Richmond’s residents.

“In the event of that happening we would continue to work with Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL to ensuring there is more integrated long-term planning and co-ordination on both sides of the River.”

Residents are reminded of Hammersmith Bridge’s closures during February Half-term.

Daytime bridge closures:

  • Saturday 10 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday 11 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Monday 12 February, 8am to 6pm

Daytime lane closures (northbound only – Richmond/Barnes towards Hammersmith):

  • Tuesday 13 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday 14 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Thursday 15 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Friday 16 February, 8am to 6pm

Full weekend bridge closure:

  • From 8am Saturday 17 February to 6pm on Sunday 18 February
  • Bridge to re-open on Sunday 18 February at 6pm.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P080/18

Updated: 2 March 2018