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Govt Caps its funding for HB to 33% 1 June 2021

... and waters down previous commitment to restore the Bridge to include vehicular use

As part of their third extraordinary funding and financing package for Transport for London (TfL) worth around £1.08 billion and providing support until 11 December 2021, the Government (HMG) expects to draw up a Memorandum of Understanding between themselves, TfL and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBH&F) to fund the reopening of Hammersmith Bridge – initially to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic and, (now) depending on cost, to motorists.

Funding will be conditional on the following:

  • all parties must scrutinise and agree the cost of the project

  • each party agrees to pay a share of the cost. Repair costs are to be led by LBH&F and TfL; HMG will not directly contribute more than one-third of the costs

  • that the independent board responsible for the Case for Continued Safe Operation (CCSO) reporting to LBH&F, will conduct a new assessment for controlled and limited reopening of #HammersmithBridge to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic once further investigations and report validations are completed at the end of June.

  • that LBH&F shares this assessment with the Government and TfL

To see the full original announcement including plans for London's transport networks click here

To see the letters from the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps regarding the 'extraordinary funding and financing agreement' for Transport for London click here

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