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 Twitter   2016-07-31 04:17:22 A13 Canning Town Flyover westbound closure is in now till late morning (for the Ride London event). E/B is open. https://t.co/bgOr0FUxOM 

Message 2016-07-31 05:10:00 Blackwall Tnl Lane Closure Ride London Event. 

Message 2016-07-31 05:05:00 Blackwall Tnl Closed S/bnd Ride London Use Other Route. 

Severe Traffic (1)

Blackwall Tunnel, Future Consideration, City Route, A13, Southern River Route, A12, Inner Ring [B142] Prudential Ridelondon - East Area (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - [B142] PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON EAST AREA (E14) (All Directions) - Extensive Road closures will be in place between The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Trafalgar Square from 0400hrs to facilitate this years RideLondon event. The closures include - Tower Bridge, A12 between Redbridge Roundabout and Blackwall Tunnel, Blackwall Tunnel southbound, Aspen Way, Limehouse Link Tunnel, The Highway and East Smithfield will be closed in both directions and A13 in both directions between Beckton Roundabout and Burdett Road. The A12, Blackwall Tunnel and A13 will be reopened by approximately 1100hrs. The following river crossings will remain open east of Tower Bridge - Rotherhithe Tunnel in both directions and Woolwich Ferry. Roads will be reopened in the eastern area once it is safe to do so. Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/prudentialridelondon for more detailed information about the route and local road closures. (#128150)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2016-07-31 04:29:25 
All closures within the east are now in. Traffic is slow moving around diversions from the A13. Expect delays on diversion routes.

General and Future Traffic (29)

Blackwall Tunnel, A13 A102 (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Traffic Incidents [Breakdown] - A102 (E14) (Westbound) Robin Hood Lane at the junction of East India Dock Road - All lanes have reopened. (#132499)

Recent Update! 2016-07-31 04:51:46 
Traffic is slow on approach.


Blackwall Tunnel (SOUTHBOUND BORE) (SE10,E14) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (All Directions) - The southbound bore of the tunnel will be closed for routine maintenance from 0100hrs. The northbound bore will remain open, but lane restrictions will be implemented on the northbound A102 approach to the tunnel and on exiting the northbound tunnel, traffic will be diverted via the Robin Hood Lane slip, to the A13 East India Dock Road and diverted west. These arrangements are in place to assist with the arrival of the participants of the Prudential RideLondon event starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 0600. Once the participants have left the park, the northbound restrictions will be lifted and the southbound bore will be fully reopened. (#131527)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2016-07-31 04:08:54 
Short queues approaching the restrictions. Expect delays on diversion routes.


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1000hrs and 1400hrs. (#121604)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121603)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121602)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121601)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121599)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1100hrs and 1500hrs. (#121598)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1000hrs, 1400hrs and 1800hrs. (#121597)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121596)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Marvel Universe Live! Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121595)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Ustad Rhat Fateh Ali Khan in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121592)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - WWE Live. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121591)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Rod Stewart in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121588)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Rod Stewart in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121587)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - Barclays ATP World Tour. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Matches are at 1200hrs and 1800hrs. (#121586)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Comedy Central presents Impractical Jokers. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121584)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121581)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Status Quo in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121580)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Jean-Michel Jarre in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121578)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Nickelback in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121577)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121576)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - The Four Tops and The Temptations in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111985)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Andrea Bocelli in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111983)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Justin Bieber in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111965)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Justin Bieber in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. No performance on Thursday evening. (#111964)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Bring Me The Horizon in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111963)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Bring Me The Horizon in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111962)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - 2017 National Television Awards. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111961)

Roadworks (6)

Blackwall Tunnel (SOUTHBOUND BORE) (SE10,E14) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) - Closed between 0100hrs and approximately 0800hrs each Sunday morning (except Bank Holiday weekends) for overnight maintenance. No closure Sunday 31 July, due to Ride London. No closure Sunday 7 August, due to the London Triathlon. (#103861)

Updated Earlier 2016-07-31 01:51:48 
The tunnel is closed southbound and diverted traffic is flowing well.


Blackwall Tunnel [A12] Twelvetrees Crescent (E3) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - Twelvetrees Crescent (E3) (Eastbound) at the junction of Devas Street - Twelvetrees Crescent Underpass will be closed to eastbound traffic from 25th July until 7th August to facilitate water connection works. (#129070)

Much Earlier On 2016-07-30 15:27:23 
Use an alternative route whilst the closure is in place.


[A41] Swiss Cottage (NW3 ,NW6) (Camden)

Works [Utility] - [A41] Finchley Road (NW3) (All Directions) at the junction of [B511] College Crescent (Swiss Cottage) - Various lane restrictions in place until late September during collaborative utility works. [A41] Finchley Road near the O2 Centre, lane one (bus lane) closed in both directions. (#91369)

Long Term Update 2016-07-29 20:18:21 
Delays possible whilst restrictions are in place.


A2, Blackwall Tunnel A102 (SE3,SE10,SE7) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] (SE3/SE7) (Both Directions) Sun-in-the-sands and Tunnel Avenue - Street lighting works between the A102 between Sun in the Sands Roundabout and Tunnel House (Blackwall Tunnel). The works are planned for 20 weeks between 1 August and late November. Daytime works Mondays to Fridays between 10:00 and 15:00, hard shoulder of the A102 will be temporarily closed. Night time Lane closure Mondays to Fridays between 22:00 and 05:00. (#132192)


Blackwall Tunnel, A2 [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Approach (SE7,SE10,SE3) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Approach (Both Directions) between Sun-in-the-sands and Blackwall Lane - Various restrictions in place to facilitate street lighting upgrade works (nightly, 2200hrs to 0500hrs). (#132324)


Blackwall Tunnel, A13 [A102] Brunswick Road (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - [A102] Brunswick Road (Southbound) at the junction of East India Dock Road - lane one (of four) to facilitate planned telecommunication works. (#131205)

Cameras: North Side

Blackwall Tunnel: Traffic Cameras - North Side

E India Dock Rd (0.2miles)
E India Dock Rd/Chrisp St

E India Dock Rd/Leamouth
Aspen Way/Cotton Street
Aspen Way/Upper Bank St
The Highway/Glammis (2450m)

East Cross Route/Tredeger Rd
A12 East Cross Route/Benn St

Cameras: South Side

Blackwall Tunnel: Traffic Cameras - South Side

A102 Looking To BWT (1.3miles)

Millennium Way (0.2miles)
West Parkside (1mile)
Woolwich Rd To A102 Flyover (1.2miles)
Woolwich Rd to Blackwall Ln (1mile)

A2 Dursley Rd (2.5miles)
A2 Park Mead (6.5miles)
Woolwich Ferry
Shooters Hill/P.O.Wales Rd

Shooters Hill/Charlton Pk Ln
Trafalgar Rd/Greenwich Pk St
Kidbrooke Park Rd

A102 Traffic Map

Scheduled Closures

Blackwall Tunnel Closures 2016/17


* During maintenance closers you will ALWAYS be able to travel NORTHBOUND (from South to North) - No matter which bore is closed.

Fixed Closures - Planned

3/4/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

17/4/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

8/5/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

22/5/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

5/6/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

19/6/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

3/7/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

14/8/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

21/8/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

4/9/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

18/9/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

Tunnel Restrictions

Blackwall Tunnel Restrictions


ADR Restrictions: Category E

Northbound (West Bore):
Height 4.00 meters max & Lane Width 2.00 meters wide

Southbound (East Bore):
Height 4.72 meters max & Lane Width 2.00 meters wide

Maximum Vehicle Length: No Restrictions

Variable Speed Limit: 20 to 30 mph

Tunnel Length: 1345 meters (Northbound)

No Pedestrians and No Cyclists

WARNING: Fixed Penalty (FINE) If you run out of fuel inside the tunnel!

Trucks CHECK your vehicle HEIGHT or you will be DIVERTED

Alternative Routes

Blackwall Tunnel Alternative Routes


During Blackwall Tunnel closures, accidents, maintenance or restrictions you have a few options:

Vehicle Option 1: Rotherhithe Tunnel

[Vehicle Length 10m Max | 4.4m Max Height | 20mph | 2.3m Lane Width | Walking/Cycling Allowed]

via North Side - 1.9 miles (3.0 km) / 5 minutes to the West

via South Side - 4.9 miles (7.9 km) / 14 minutes to the West

Vehicle Option 2: Woolwich Ferry (Free Service) - [Check Woolwich Ferry Page For Updates]

Open Generally 6.10am to 8-10pm Mon-Fri | 11.30am to 7.30pm Sun

4.7m Max Height | 3.5m Max Width | No Hazchem | Walking Via Foot Tunnel Optional

via North Side - 3.9 miles (6.2 km) / 11 minutes to the East

via South Side - 2.9 miles (4.7 km) / 7 minutes to the East

Vehicle Option 3: Dartford Crossing (Toll Crossing)

[4.9m Max Height | Toll £2.00 Cars / £5 Trucks | Free 10pm to 6am | No Walking

[Cycling Allowed: Arrive at control gates and a patrol car will transport you free of charge]

via North Side - 15.8 miles (25.4 km) / 26 minutes to the West

via South Side - 19.2 miles (30.9 km) / 31 minutes to the West

Vehicle Option 4: Tower Bridge

[Open 24hrs | 18 Tonnes Max Weight | Walking/Cycling Allowed]

via North Side - 3.1 miles (5.0 km) / 9 minutes to the West

via South Side - 5.9 miles (9.5 km) / 18 minutes to the West

Tube Option 1: Blackwall DLR via Canning Town DLR to North Greenwich Station

via North Side - 0.4 miles (0.6 km) / 1 minutes to the South

via South Side - 1.3 miles (2.1 km) / 5 minutes to the East

Tube Option 2: Island Gardens DLR to Cutty Sark DLR

via North Side - 1.9 miles (3.1 km) / 5 minutes to the South West

via South Side - 2.5 miles (4.0 km) / 5 minutes to the East

Walking Option 1: Greenwich Foot Tunnel

[Open 24hrs (See Greenwich Council for Latest Works) | 371m Long | Bicycles Allowed | No Cars]

via North Side - 2.0 miles (3.2 km) / 5 minutes to the West - [Check opening times]

via South Side - 2.3 miles (3.7 km) / 5 minutes to the West - [Check opening times]

*Travel time estimated using standard car speeds at low traffic volumes

*To estimate walking time instead of drive time - work on 3 mph at good pace

*The only bus route through the tunnel is the 108 from Stratford to Lewisham