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