Brent Cross Flyover: TfL confirms when repairs on damaged structures expected to begin

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Local assembly member Anne Clarke said she is "delighted" the works have been programmed, adding the community will breathe a "sigh of relief".

Repair works are expected to begin on a major north-west London flyover in early 2025, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

The Brent Cross Flyover, which enables drivers to journey over the A406 North Circular, has been in poor condition “for many years”, Labour assembly member (AM) Anne Clarke wrote in a recent question to mayor Sadiq Khan.

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In October last year, a 7.5-tonne weight restriction was introduced for traffic using the flyover due to concerns about its stability.

TfL said at the time this would remain in-place until it can develop a long-term plan for the structure moving forward.

The Brent Cross Flyover enables motorists to cross the A406 North Circular. Credit: Google.The Brent Cross Flyover enables motorists to cross the A406 North Circular. Credit: Google.
The Brent Cross Flyover enables motorists to cross the A406 North Circular. Credit: Google. | Google

Ms Clarke, the AM for Barnet and Camden, had asked Mr Khan when “vitally needed works to repair the bridges” are to be taken.

In response, officers wrote TfL is progressing design work on a project “that will renew a number of major structures in the area, including the Brent Cross flyover”.

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A business case, which will outline the funding required for the works, is being prepared to be submitted to the Department for Transport next year, they added.

“Provided this is successful, TfL anticipates works will begin on site in early 2025.”

Ms Clarke said as a local resident and the area’s AM, she is “aware just how much this work is needed”.

She told LondonWorld: “I have campaigned to have these bridges repaired for some time, and am delighted to hear that the work has been programmed despite the underfunding of Transport for London by central government over the last several years. 

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“The local community will breathe a sigh of relief as this work is urgently needed, and once completed will take pressure off other local roads.”

The Brent Cross flyover enables motorists driving on the A41 Hendon Way to travel over the A406, either heading north towards Hendon Central or south to Golders Green.

A TfL spokesperson said the authority has nothing to add beyond what is in the response to Ms Clarke’s question.

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