Hammersmith flyover needs £60m repair job
A further £60 million is to be spent on patching up the Hammersmith flyover less than two years after it was closed for emergency repairs because it was at risk of collapse.
The latest round of work on the badly corroded arches that support the 52 year old west London concrete structure will start in October.
It brings to at least £70 million the total spent on keeping the flyover standing.
The local council, which backs replacing the flyover with a tunnel, said this “needs to be the last time” that taxpayers’ money is spent on “maintaining this monstrosity.”
Transport for London awarded the new repair contract to Channel Tunnel construction group Costain earlier this month. It involves strengthening 11 arches, which have been weakened after salt water from gritting rotted internal steel cables.
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