Traffic disruption on Hammersmith Bridge over half-term break

Published: Friday 2nd February 18

Drivers and bus passengers are being advised that they will face travel disruption if using Hammersmith Bridge to cross the Thames during the forthcoming schools’ half term holiday.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has announced there will be a series of closures and partial closures affecting the bridge between Saturday, February 10 and Sunday February 18.

It is the third time in 12 months that the bridge has been closed, and means that traffic congestion is likely to be much heavier in parts of south west and west London, especially on the approaches to Putney and Chiswick Bridges where motorists will be diverted. The closure will also affect a number of local bus routes.

The bridge is expected to close again later this year for an extended period while major refurbishment work is carried out. Next week’s closures are to allow contractors to assess the bridge’s current condition.

The schedule for the forthcoming closures is as follows:

Daytime bridge closures
• Saturday, February 10 from 8am to 6pm
• Sunday, February 11 from 8am to 6pm
• Monday, February 12 from 8am to 6pm

Daytime lane closures (northbound only)
• Tuesday, February 13, 8am to 6pm
• Wednesday, February 14, 8am to 6pm
• Thursday, February 15, 8am to 6pm
• Friday, February 16, 8am to 6pm

Full weekend closure
• From 8am on Saturday, February 17 to 6pm on Sunday, February 18.

Engineers working on behalf of Hammersmith and Fulham hope to reopen the bridge on Sunday, February 18 at 6pm.

During the closures the following bus services will terminate before the bridge: 33, 209, 419, 485. Passengers will be able to walk across the bridge to resume their journeys. Some 72 bus services will be diverted instead via Chiswick Bridge.

Pedestrian access over the bridge will be maintained while cyclists will need to dismount and wheel their bikes across or use the alternative routes via Chiswick or Putney Bridges.

Motorists can access up to date travel information at or via Twitter @TfLTrafficNews.

For the latest bus information visit or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

For more information about works to the bridge visit

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