Repairs To The Westway To Require Closures Until Next Summer

Maintenance work on the A40 will be at the weekends

The A40 Northern Roundabout on the Westway
The A40 Northern Roundabout on the Westway


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November 22, 2021

The Westway A40 is to be closed for maintenance work over a series of weekends starting this Friday (26 November).

Transport for London (TfL) says the closures are required for essential work to the road between the A40 Northern Roundabout in White City and the Marylebone Road.

The work is expected to continue through to Summer next year.

The A40 Westway is one of the busiest strategic routes on TfL's road network, normally used by nearly 100,000 vehicles a day. TfL says the works and associated road closures have been planned to avoid the busiest periods, with directional closures taking place at weekends.

The work will see some of the flyover’s joints, which span the gaps between the concrete sections of the structure, replaced to ensure they remain safe. The bridge deck will also be waterproofed to help protect the structure for years to come. In an attempt to minimise the impact on nearby residents, TfL’s contractor Costain will be using a special low-vibration method of concrete removal called hydro-demolition, which uses a high-pressure water jet to break down the concrete. This is far quieter than traditional methods of concrete removal. The timings of any future phases of work to the flyover will depend on TfL’s ongoing discussions with Government over the funding of its operational deficit.

The A40 Westway will be closed eastbound from Friday 26 November 22:00 to Monday 29 November 05:00. Those travelling westbound will be able to use the A40 Westway as normal.

People using the A40 Westway to travel into London from the west are advised that it will be closed during this period. Local routes and the official diversion route are expected to be busy with journeys likely to be delayed. TfL is advising those travelling into London over the Black Friday weekend (Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November) to plan ahead and use alternative methods of travel.

Those travelling locally are advised that shops and businesses will remain open throughout the maintenance works, however local roads are likely to be much busier.

Nick Fairholme, Director of Projects and Programmes at TfL Surface said, “The A40 is key artery in west London and it’s vital that we ensure it is well maintained for the tens of thousands of people who use it each day. This essential work will replace an operationally critical roller shutter expansion joint and allow the flyover to continue to be used safely. Further work will be necessary given the age of the infrastructure, which we plan to carry out subject to the relevant funding. We’d urge people to plan ahead before their journeys, using alternative modes of transport where possible.”

There will also be eastbound closures ahead of the Christmas period from Friday 3 December 22:00 to Monday 6 December 05:00 and Friday 10 December 22:00 to Monday 13 December 05:00.

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