Hammersmith Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2997
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In February 2018 in answer to Question 2018/0334 you stated: "Based on the latest programme that Transport for London has received from the borough, it is anticipated that main construction will start on site in Autumn 2019."   Yet recently in the local media a Hammersmith and Fulham Council spokesperson was quoted as stating: "We don't know why the Mayor's office has given a start date of autumn 2019. This is neither a date we recognise, nor one we've discussed with TfL."   Can you please provide an explanation for these differing statements?  Please also provide an update as to when TfL finally expects the repair and strengthening work on the bridge to commence.

Answer

Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Transport for London (TfL) are awaiting a final options report from the engineering consultants. This is expected by the end of 2018. Once a preferred option is agreed, a programme will be prepared by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, with support and advice from TfL, that reflects the complex nature of these major works.

 

Previous statements from the two organisations have differed over time due to the timescale uncertainty associated with the complex engineering challenges involved. However, more clarity will be available at the end of the year.