Harlesden traffic

MQT on 2011-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2011
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Harlesden's residents suffer from a high volume of lorry traffic. This is due to weight restrictions on the Scrubs Lane bridge in Hammersmith & Fulham. Lorry traffic has to pass through High Street Harlesden and by many residential properties. What discussions have TfL had with Hammersmith & Fulham in regard to the traffic diversions, increased emissions in residential areas resulting from this and any potential upgrade?


Answer for Harlesden traffic

Answer for Harlesden traffic

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has contacted colleagues in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to discuss this issue. The borough has identified the need to strengthen Scrubs Lane bridge as a key priority. However, the Bridge is owned by Network Rail who have indicated that the earliest any works can take place would be within the next three years.

Scrubs Lane bridge currently operates an 18 tonne restriction which could increase to 40 tonnes following completion of the works. The London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent are in discussion with Network Rail and are committed to working in partnership to minimise the impact of the works and to improve the quality of life for local residents.

I have asked Isabel Dedring to raise this at a senior level with Network Rail to see if the timescales can be accelerated.