Hanger Lane Road Bridge Moves to Phase Two

New road layouts will improve traffic flow  on the A406


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Transport for London (TfL) is undertaking a massive project to upgrade the two 100-year-old bridges on the A406 Hanger Lane.

The first phases of work to replace Waldegrave Road Bridge and South Bridge in Ealing have now been completed, and the next phase is about to begin - the construction of the foundations for the two new road bridges.

These Victorian structures have, over the years, been subjected to far greater loads than they were originally built for and need to be replaced.

Once complete, the two bridges will have new road layouts which will improve traffic flows.

New pedestrian crossings, footways and cycle lanes are also part of the scheme to make this area more pleasant for all road users.

Work began on the project in September 2008 and new cycle lanes and footways have been constructed between Uxbridge Road and Hamilton Road, Madeley Road and Ealing Village, Freeland Road and Gatcombe Mews and from Gatcombe Mews to Inglis Road.

The first phase of the utility diversion works has now been completed, and an updated completion date has been confirmed:

* The construction of the foundations for the new bridges started this month and the construction and assembly of the bridges, along with the demolition of the old bridges, is expected to take until early 2011
* More cycle lanes and footways are still to be completed, in addition to two new signalised pedestrian crossings and landscaping to make the area more attractive and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to use
* The full scheme is currently scheduled to be complete by summer 2011




September 21, 2009

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