Hammersmith Bridge closure from Saturday 11 February to Monday 20 February

Release Date: 30/01/2017

Richmond Council is giving residents and businesses advance warning of the disruption and planned maintenance work on Hammersmith Bridge to roads in Richmond during the half term holiday in February 2017.

The work is being carried out by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London (TfL) and is scheduled to start on Saturday 11 February and end on Monday 20 February.

Hammersmith Bridge is currently operating under severe weight restrictions with one bus permitted to travel in either direction at any one time. The work is essential to ensure the bridge can continue to operate effectively in the future. Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL apologise in advance for the noise and congestion this will cause to surrounding roads. Loud equipment will not be used after 8pm and the work will be carried out during the half term holiday to minimise the impact.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, Cllr Peter Buckwell, said:

“I want to ensure residents and businesses are given as much notice as possible of this essential maintenance work to Hammersmith Bridge. It will cause disruption to roads in Richmond but has been planned for the half term holiday to minimise the impact to the surrounding area. Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London are apologising in advance for the disruption this work will cause and are reassuring residents and businesses that loud equipment will not be used after 8pm.”


Updated: 30 January 2017