Full weekend closures of Staples Corner Flyover A406 for essential maintenance
Start Date: 01/09/2017
End Date: 20/09/2017
Location: Hendon Way & Brent Cross
Staples Corner Flyover on the North Circular (A406) will be closed for three weekends in September for essential refurbishment. This will affect services 755, 757 and 758.
The road will be closed for three weekends and during the closure Greenline 757 will be diverted as below:
Towards London exit at junction 2 and re-joins M1 at junction 2 towards London Luton Airport.
Please note whilst the coaches are on diversion Hendon Way and Brent Cross stops will not be served.
Green Line 758 will also be affected.
Road users advised to leave more time for journeys and use alternative routes where possible during flyover closures
Essential replacement of two expansion joints will prolong the life of the structure and avoid long-term disruption
North Circular on the flyover will be closed to through traffic – but local access for residents and businesses will be maintained
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Transport for London (TfL) is reminding London’s road users that the Staples Corner Flyover on the North Circular (A406) will be closed for three weekends in September for essential refurbishment.
During the closures all main and local roads in the surrounding area will be extremely busy, so road users are advised to allow more time for journeys and use alternative routes where possible.
The closures are to allow a 40-strong workforce to replace two 22-metre long steel expansion joints. The joints, which are vital to allow the flyover to cope with temperature change, were repaired 11 years ago, but are now in a poor condition and need replacing to avoid long-term disruption to motorists.
TfL considered every alternative to the full closure of the flyover, however to do this essential work using part-closures would have taken nearly 50 days and would have affected many more road users.
The flyover will be fully closed in both directions between the following times:
22:00 Friday 1 September - 05:00 Monday 4 September
22:00 Friday 8 September - 05:00 Monday 11 September
00:01 – 23:59 Sunday 17 September
In addition to the three full weekend closures, preparation and resurfacing work will also affect traffic at other times:
The flyover is being reduced to one lane in each direction for four consecutive nights between 22:00 and 05:00 from Monday 28 August to Thursday 31 August
The flyover will be closed eastbound from 22:00 Monday 18 September to 05:00 Tuesday 19 September, and westbound from 22:00 Tuesday 19 September to 05:00 Wednesday 20 September
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “We’re sorry for the disruption this vital refurbishment of the Staples Corner Flyover will cause. We will be working as fast as we can to replace the expansion joints, which is essential to extend the life span of the flyover. During the closures road users in the area should allow more time for their journeys and, where possible, consider alternative routes.”
TfL has a number of measures in place to help reduce the impact of the closure, including:
Rapid response units placed around the area on standby to clear any incidents or accidents on surrounding roads
Messaging advising drivers of the closures
Re-phasing of traffic signals in the area to reduce disruption as much as possible and ease displaced traffic
Cancellation of any non-urgent roadworks in the local area
TfL will be providing up-to-date information through the @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts Twitter feeds and on tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews to help drivers and bus users. More information about the project can be found here: tfl.gov.uk/northwest-london-major-roadworks.