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Alerts (3)

 Twitter   2015-07-05 08:23:21 UPDATE - Blackwall Tunnel Southbound - Barrier failure southbound, the FT Slip from the A13 East India Dock has reopened. 

Message 2015-07-05 09:10:00 27apr From 10am Vic Embankment/ Upper Thames St Major Works. 

Message 2015-07-05 09:05:00 Commercial St Closed S/bnd Until Mon 5am Waterworks. 

Severe Traffic (0)

No Significant Events

General and Future Traffic (25)

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

Infrastructure Issue [Barriers] - Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) - the defective barriers have been repaired and the Financial Slip from A13 has reopened (#91588)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2015-07-05 08:30:53 
Traffic movement is returning to normal in the area


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] - Prudential RideLondon East London Area - (There are 3 areas covering the event, East London, Central London and South West London). This area outlines the traffic arrangements for all affected roads east of Tower Bridge (inclusive) - Extensive Road closures will be implemented to facilitate the Ridelondon event. Road closure times for the Eastern area start from 0400hrs. The closures will include - Tower Bridge, the A12 in both directions from Redbridge Roundabout to Blackwall Tunnel. Blackwall Tunnel northbound bore will remain open, with traffic diverted onto the A13 East India Dock Road via Robin Hood Lane. Aspen Way, the Limehouse Link tunnel, The Highway and East Smithfield will also be closed in both directions. The A13 will be closed in both directions from Beckton Roundabout to Burdett Road. The A12, Blackwall Tunnel and A13 will be reopened by approximately 0930. The following river crossings will remain open east of Tower Bridge - Blackwall Tunnel northbound (Southbound from approximately 0930), Rotherhithe Tunnel in both directions and Woolwich Ferry. The full route or parts of the route in the Eastern area will only be reopened to traffic once it is safe to do so. Find out more about Prudential Ride London (#88829)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Madonna in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#83168)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - One Direction in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77338)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Performances as follows; 22nd December 1800hrs, 23rd December 1400hrs, 24th December 1000hrs and 1400hrs, 26th December 1400hrs and 1800hrs, 27th December 1000hrs and 1400hrs plus 1800hrs, 28th December 1400hrs and 1800hrs, 29th December 1400hrs and 1800hrs. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#83183)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - ATP World Tour Finals (Tennis). Matches at 1200hrs and 1800hrs daily, except Sunday 22nd November which is 1530hrs. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#83181)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - SKIP Festival. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#83174)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Brian Wilson in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#83172)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Supertramp in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#83169)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Imagine Dragons in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77333)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Clarkson, Hammond & May Live. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. Performances on Saturday at 1400hrs and 1830hrs. Performances on Sunday at 1130hrs and 1600hrs. (#68706)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - U2 in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77342)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - U2 in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77340)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - U2 in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77339)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - BluesFest presents Dave Matthews Band. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77334)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - Night of the Jumps (Freestyle MX Series). Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77332)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Santana in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#77331)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - One Direction in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#69169)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Bette Midler in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#68701)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Simply Red in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#67120)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Deep Purple in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#67119)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Neil Diamond in concert. No performance on Wednesday. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#67118)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Roxette in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#67117)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Mrs Browns Boys Show. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#54510)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Michael McIntyre Show. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#54509)

Roadworks (2)

[A102] Blackwall Tunnel (BOTH BORES) (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (E14) (Southbound) - The tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic overnight for works. (#53937)

Update 3 Hrs Ago 2015-07-05 07:15:02 
Traffic flow has returned to their normal respective tunnels and is flowing well.


Blackwall Tunnel, A13 [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (BOTH BORES) (SE10,E14) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) (SE10/E14) (Southbound) - Closure of the tunnel to facilitate safety checks (#90151)

Cameras: North Side

Blackwall Tunnel: Traffic Cameras - North Side

E India Dock Rd (0.2miles)
E India Dock Rd (0.2miles)
E India Dock Rd/Chrisp St
E India Dock Rd/Chrisp St
Aspen Way/Cotton Street
Aspen Way/Cotton Street
Aspen Way/E India
Aspen Way/E India

Aspen Way/Upper Bank St
Aspen Way/Upper Bank St
Lwr Lea Crossing/Blackwall Way
Lwr Lea Crossing/Blackwall Way
East Cross Route/Tredeger Rd
East Cross Route/Tredeger Rd
A12 East Cross Route/Benn St
A12 East Cross Route/Benn St

Aspen Way Limehouse (1500m)
Aspen Way Limehouse (1500m)
S At Rotherhithe Entrance (2450m)
S At Rotherhithe Entrance (2450m)
E On W Portal Limehouse (3400m)
E On W Portal Limehouse (3400m)
Lwr Lea/Blackwall Wy (700m)
Lwr Lea/Blackwall Wy (700m)

Cameras: South Side

Blackwall Tunnel: Traffic Cameras - South Side

A102 Looking To BWT (1.3miles)
A102 Looking To BWT (1.3miles)
Millennium Way (0.2miles)
Millennium Way (0.2miles)
West Parkside (1mile)
West Parkside (1mile)
Woolwich Rd To A102 Flyover (1.2miles)
Woolwich Rd To A102 Flyover (1.2miles)

Woolwich Rd to Blackwall Ln (1mile)
Woolwich Rd to Blackwall Ln (1mile)
A2 Dursley Rd (2.5miles)
A2 Dursley Rd (2.5miles)
A2 Park Mead (6.5miles)
A2 Park Mead (6.5miles)
Woolwich Ferry
Woolwich Ferry

Shooters Hill/P.O.Wales Rd
Shooters Hill/P.O.Wales Rd
Shooters Hill/Charlton Pk Ln
Shooters Hill/Charlton Pk Ln
Trafalgar Rd/Greenwich Pk St
Trafalgar Rd/Greenwich Pk St
Kidbrooke Park Rd
Kidbrooke Park Rd

A102 Traffic Map

Scheduled Closures

Blackwall Tunnel Closures 2015/16


Maintenance closures typically on Sundays from 1am to 8am

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

Fixed Closures - Planned

7/6/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

21/6/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

5/7/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

12/7/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

16/8/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound(F) *

23/8/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound(F) *

6/9/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound(F) *

20/9/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound(F) *

4/10/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

18/10/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

1/11/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

15/11/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

6/12/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

20/12/2015 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

10/1/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound *

24/1/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound *

7/2/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound(F) *

21/2/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound(F) *

6/3/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Northbound(F) *

20/3/2016 - 1am to 8am - Closed Southbound(F) *

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