Road Works – Kew Bridge Repairs

Repairs to Kew Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge

Update 01/02/2017

In addition the the works on Kew Bridge, Hammersmith and Fulham Council in partnership with TfL will be undertaking essential maintenance work on Hammersmith Bridge. The bridge will be closed during February Half term, Saturday 11 February until Monday 20 February. Motorists will be diverted via Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge.  Footways remain open to pedestrians and cyclists (on foot).

Update 12/01/2017

Transport for London have just told us of the works which have now started on Kew Bridge. They wrote to local residents near the bridge with the following information:

The work will be undertaken between Monday 9 January and March 2017. As well as waterproofing and resurfacing sections of the road, they will also be refurbishing the old pavement slabs.

To prepare for each stage of the project as safely as possible, Kew bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions on the following nights:

Monday 9/Tuesday 10 January from 23.00 to 005:00

Thursday 9/Friday 10 February from 23.00 to 05:00

Monday 20/Tuesday 21 March from 23.00 to 05:00

Diversion routes will be clearly signed. The bridge will be open to traffic in both directions at other times although one northbound lane will be closed from 10:00-16:00 and 19:00-06:00 on the morning following the above dates and from 08:00-13:00 on Saturdays.

While every effort will be made to complete the works as planned, poor weather conditions may mean that the resurfacing needs to be rescheduled at short notice.

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Bus stops served by routes 65 and 391 are also temporarily relocated during the works.

Pedestrians will be able to cross the bridge throughout the works. Walkways will be clearly sign-posted. Cyclists can continue using the carriageway as normal, or dismount if wishing to cross the bridge using the footway.

Should you have any questions about the works you can contact the project’s Public Liaison Officer, Glenn Tobin, on 07920 251479 or via

Update 2/12/2016

We are still awaiting information on the timing for these essential repairs.

Update 26/10/2016

Transport for London (TfL) have let us know that they are completing further survey work which was aimed at identifying detailed requirements for remedial work so that disruption can be kept to a minimum. To keep traffic flowing as much as possible the work will be mainly overnight. This will unfortunately mean a lot of noise for residents nearby. It is expected that the work will begin in mid-end November and run into December. The work needs to be undertaken and TfL are keen to engage with the community to do all they can to mitigate the impact. They will be writing to nearby residents shortly.

Update 16/09/2106

We are awaiting an update on the timetable for these works and will let you know when we have more news.

Update 28/06/2016

A safety issue has been identified with the service bay cover slabs under the footways on Kew bridge. The slabs need to be replaced urgently as they span services, including a gas main and a water main, and may fail under accidental wheel loads. New service bay cover slabs need to be put in place that can withstand these loads.

Work needs to start as soon as possible. They are expected to start on Monday 25th July. and to take approximately 8 weeks,  finishing on Sunday 25th September. They will require 1 lane closure at a time across the bridge, with the lane closures in place from 1000hrs to 1600hrs and 1900hrs to 0600hrs each day. There will also be one 18 day period when there will be 1 lane closure for a continuous 24hrs  (9 days northbound followed by 9 days southbound). This will start on Monday 15th August.

For the full duration of the works 1 footpath will be closed, with pedestrians diverted onto the opposite footpath via nearby crossings. The footpath that is closed will vary depending upon which side of the bridge is being worked on.

Bus stops will also be temporarily relocated off the bridge deck throughout the works.

To make best use of the time, other non-safety critical works will also be completed. These include the installation of longitudinal joints beneath the surfacing to prevent active water seepage through the structure, installation of vents in the spandrel walls to facilitate better airflow though the structure, and general maintenance works including removal of vegetation and calcite staining.

Road works at the junction of the A316 Lower Richmond Road and Marksbury Avenue and Manor Grove

Work starts here on Monday 8th February for approximately 4 weeks (subject to the weather) to modernise traffic signals, upgrade the crossing and improve signage for pedestrians and cyclists. The work will be undertaken on Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 15.30.

A316 Carriageway

The carriageway will be resurfaced in the Spring. Transport for London will provide more information soon

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