Hammersmith Bridge (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2108
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In answer to Question 2018/0626 you stated: "Based on the latest information that Transport for London (TfL) has received from the borough, it is anticipated that main construction will start on site in autumn 2019". Yet until recently Hammersmith & Fulham Council stated on their website that strengthening work on the bridge will commence in the second half of 2018.  Will you now ensure that local residents and users of the bridge, including many bus passengers, are finally provided with accurate information as to the steps that are being taken to fully repair and strengthen this bridge and the timescale?

Answer

Answer for Hammersmith Bridge (1)

Answer for Hammersmith Bridge (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) continues to fully support the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham who own and manage this bridge on this complex project. The borough and TfL will receive the final options report in the next month, after which a delivery programme and key milestones will be available based on the preferred solution. Once approved, the key dates will be communicated to stakeholders, including local residents, users of the bridge and bus passengers.

TfL is working with the borough to ensure residents and bus users are notified of any works, as it did for the recent four-day closure of the bridge (20-23 August) for urgent repairs.