|Disruption on Fulham Road as Eyesore is Demolished|
Works to improve pavements and build new wall will take four weeks
Traffic on Fulham Road around Stamford Bridge will be disrupted for four weeks, as footways are improved and a new brick wall is constructed.
This work has meant the installation of barriers around the work and temporary traffic lights operating 24 hours a day.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it has secured funding from Chelsea Football Club for the works.
For years, there has been an ugly concrete wall surrounding a Thames Water site on the south western side of the bridge, on Fulham's eastern boundary.
This is now being demolished and, says the council, will be replaced with a new brick wall which will aesthetically match the old brick walls on rest of the bridge.
The historic walls were constructed in 1860 - 62 when the bridge was built over what was then a stream called Counter's Creek, running towards the Thames along the route of today's Overground railway line.
The footways on both sides of Stamford Bridge are also being repaved. The council has been improving Fulham Road's footways in sections since 2007, and this is the final section.
The works, which the council says have been programmed during the closed football season to minimise disruption to traffic and pedestrians, are being carried out by the council's contractors, F M Conway Ltd on Monday to Friday from 8am, till 6pm. Works at weekends will be restricted to between 8am and 4pm.
Anyone who has any queries about the work can call Michael Masella, Senior Engineer in the Highways and Engineering department on 020 8753 3082.
June 22, 2011