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Croydon Flyover to close for ‘urgent’ repairs after loose concrete discovery

Croydon Flyover to close for ‘urgent’ repairs after loose concrete discovery
Jan 08, 2019 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 08/01/2019.

Croydon Flyover to close for ‘urgent’ repairs after loose concrete discovery

Transport for London (TfL) say the worrying discovery was made during a routine inspection.

The busy Croydon Flyover will be shut overnight until the weekend due to safety fears after loose concrete was discovered during a routine inspection.

The flyover is a key route in the borough connecting Barclay Road and Duppas Hill Road.

Starting on Tuesday night (January 8), emergency works will begin between 10pm and 5am each night until Saturday.

Here are the works broken down:

  • Tuesday, January 8 – Roundabout closure with slip road closures with diversions
  • Wednesday, January 9 – Slip road closures with diversions
  • Thursday, January 10 – Lane closures on the flyover using two way lights
  • Friday, January 11 – Lane closure on high street using two way lights

A Transport for London (TfL) spokeswoman told us the works are a result of a routine check that found loose concrete on the flyover.

“The night closures will be to remove it [the loose concrete] and secure the structure,” she said.

“And then following on from that we will do regular checks. We would anticipate that we would have to do similar work next year or in the future at some point again.”

Croydon Travel Alerts tweeted to warn drivers of the closure, adding “urgent survey” works are needed.

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