Hammersmith Bridge talks underway

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Urgent talks are being held to try and ensure that the impact on Wandsworth residents of the sudden and unexpected closure of Hammersmith Bridge is minimised as much as possible.

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The borough’s transport chiefs are meeting with officials from Transport for London to ensure that traffic flows are managed and effective diversions put in place.

The aim will be to ensure that residents living on the approaches to Putney and Wandsworth Bridges are cushioned as much as possible from the effects of the closure decision, which was announced last week by Hammersmith and Fulham Council citing safety concerns.

The decision has caused significant disruption on local roads and severe congestion on other river crossings – especially Putney and Chiswick Bridges.

Wandsworth Council is also concerned about the impact on air quality in and around Putney High Street and will be monitoring the situation closely.

For further information about the closure people should visit Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s website.

Pedestrians and cyclists are still being allowed to cross the bridge but these bus services - routes 33, 72, 209, 419, 485 and 609 are disrupted. Passengers can check for updates on the TfL website or by following @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Motorists can access up to date travel information at www.tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews or via Twitter @TfLTrafficNews.