TfL warning over closures along one of London's busiest roads between July and October

Aerial view of A40 Westway
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Transport for London (TfL) is warning drivers to be prepared ahead of multiple closures along one of the capital’s busiest roads. Different parts of A40 ‘Westway’ Westway - which runs through West London carrying more than 90,000 vehicles per day - will be closed between July and October.

Safety maintenance work will replace joints on slip roads to the major A road, between Wood Lane and Marylebone flyovers. TfL says it has planned to minimise disruption, but has warned the diversion routes in place will be incredibly busy, so plan ahead and leave with plenty of time.

TfL added that it has chosen to do the works during the summer period as “traffic flows into central London are 25 per cent lower”. The work will be carried out in two bursts, the first from Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, August 22, where the eastbound slip road from the Westway Roundabout and the A3220 West Cross Route southbound between the Westway Roundabout and the Holland Park Roundabout will be completely closed.

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Carnival goers enjoy in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London, Britain 28 August 2023. Facundo Arrizabalaga/MyLondon
The disruption will be paused to accommodate for Notting Hill Carnival -Credit:Facundo Arrizabalaga

The second spans from Monday, September 2 to mid-October, where the westbound on slip from the A3220 West Cross Route to the A40 Westway via the Westway Roundabout will be closed. The A3220 West Cross Route from Holland Park Roundabout to the Westway Roundabout will also be closed to northbound traffic.

But partygoers fear not, as works will be paused during Notting Hill Carnival to minimise disruption. Stuart Harvey, TfL's Chief Capital Officer said: “We’re determined to ensure a safe and well-maintained road network can play a full role in enabling Londoners to travel across the capital. These ageing 1960s structures are reaching the end of their serviceable life and road closures are essential if we are to ensure they can continue to serve Londoners for decades to come.

“We recognise that these closures will have a significant impact on people travelling in the area and are working hard to minimise disruption as much as possible, including by rescheduling other work and reviewing traffic signals. I’d like to thank people in the area for their patience and would encourage everyone to plan ahead for any journeys in the area from July.”

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