Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 10 January 2022.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his Department has contributed (a) 80 per cent of the funding to the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing and (b) 33 per cent of the total cost for the repairs to Hammersmith Bridge.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing is part-funded by the Department as part of the wider Large Local Majors road funding scheme. Local authorities bid for funding from the Large Local Majors Fund and its successor, the Major Road Network Fund. Hammersmith Bridge is owned by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. As it is not classed as a major road by Transport for London (TfL), it was not part of TfL's bid to that funding programme.

The Government agreed to providing funding to the Hammersmith Bridge project, of up to one third of the costs of repair, initially to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic and, depending on cost, to motorists, as part of the TfL funding agreement of 01 June 2021.

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