Residents 'back tunnel plan' for Hammersmith flyover

Residents have welcomed plans to replace the Hammersmith flyover with an underground tunnel, according to the Evening Standard.

Traffic jams on the Hammersmith flyover Credit: PA

The newspaper reported that the proposal could see a tunnel running beneath the existing A4 from the Hogarth roundabout to Earl’s Court with north-south links in a bid to ease congestion, reconnect the town centre with the river and regenerate the area.

However, residents urged caution against allowing developers free rein. Rosemary Pettit, chairwoman of the Hammersmith Society said: “It needs to be clear this is not a golden opportunity for developers to make hay at the expense of Hammersmith.”