Several roads in London are facing closures this week and long delays are expected across the capital.
Transport for London has announced a full list of their closures on their website. It comes as climate change protestors have being causing havoc on commuting routes all over the city in recent weeks.
Road users are being urged to plan their routes before they travel and avoid travelling at peak times of the day is possible.
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As well as the ongoing closure of the Hammersmith Bridge to all modes of transport, the A4 The Great West Road in Hounslow is expecting delays due to ongoing works at the junction of Syon Lane, affecting TW7 and TW8 postcodes.
On the A41, there are closures on Adelaide Road, Camden (NW3) until October 15, and motorists are being urged to use alternative routes, with delays possible on the diversions. There are also road works on the B509 Adelaide Road (NW3, Camden) between Avenue Road and Primrose Hill.
In Central London, as well as ongoing closures on the Western Cross Route at the Chelsea Embankment and the City Route at Victoria Embankment, there is also a weeks worth of closures, starting today, on the Bishopsgate Cross Route on Leadenhall Street (EC3V) due to electrical works.
On the A205 south circular on East Hill, Wandsworth (SW18), Transport for London has implemented nightly closures at the Woodwell Street junction until November 22. There are also expected delays on Lavender Hill, Wandsworth, Eltham Tunnel, Greenwich and Northcote Road, Wandsworth.
No major delays are expected on the A1, A21, A23, A24, A3 or A316 routes.
Full details of road closures, and expected delays can be found here, as well as a full list of affected roads.
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