Workers celebration JLP01_08_085062
WESTWAY FLYOVER, A40, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON. A crowd of workers celebrating the opening of the Westway Flyover, seen from the high level section over the junction with the West Cross Route.
Work on site for the Western Avenue Extension began on 1st September 1966, and the Westway as it became known was officially opened on 28th July 1970. The elevated highway connecting the A40 at White City to Marylebone Road in Paddington, at around 2 ½ miles, was the longest in Europe. Consulting engineers G Maunsell & Partners designed the road project for the Greater London Council and John Laing & Son undertook the construction. It was organised into six sections. Sections 1, 4, 5 & 6 formed the main flyover into central London with Sections 2 & 3 being the West Cross Route, running south from the junction in Section 1 near Latimer Road to Shepherds Bush. The management offices for Sections 4 and 5 were located in Torquay Street. This photograph was taken at grid reference TQ2357681100. It appeared in the September 1970 issue of Team Spirit, the Laing company newsletter
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