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Blackwall Tunnel

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Severe Traffic (5)

[A127] Southend Arterial Road (RM2) (Havering)

Works [TfL] - Ardleigh Green Bridge, [A127] Southend Arterial Road (RM2) (Both Directions) at the junction of Bryant Avenue - Various restrictions and a contraflow in operation during bridge replacement works. Find out more about the Ardleigh Green bridge replacement (#117841)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2018-04-22 11:49:40 
Traffic is slow moving westbound on the approach. Expect delays.


A205, Inner Ring, Bishopsgate Cross Route, A13, Southern River Route, Farringdon Cross Route, A2, City Route, Blackwall Tunnel, A12 [A11] London Area - London Marathon (SE18) (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - LONDON AREA (All Directions), London Marathon - There will be full road closures, commencing at 0630hrs from Greenwich Park to St Jamess Park. Central and City closures will include all approaches to Commercial Road, Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment. Rotherhithe Tunnel, Limehouse Link Tunnel, East India Dock Tunnel westbound, and Tower, Southwark and Westminster Bridges will also be closed. Roads will be reopened in phases with all closures scheduled to be removed by 1900hrs. More information on the Virgin London Marathon website. (#187755)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2018-04-22 11:43:15 
All closures remain in place to facilitate the event. Traffic is currently slow moving in both directions of the A20 in the Lewisham Area, southbound on Lewisham Road, northbound on Well Hall Road on approach to Shooters Hill Road, and westbound on the A13 on approach to East India Dock Tunnel. Please use alternative routes.


[A13] Newham Way (E16) (Newham)

Works [Emergency] - [A13] Newham Way (E16) (Eastbound) at the junction of New Barn Street - Lane one of three is restricted due to emergency gas works. New Barn Street is also closed. (#187185)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2018-04-22 11:12:26 
Traffic is flowing normally at this time.


A12 [A11] Mile End Road (E1) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - [A11] Mile End Road (E1) (Eastbound) at the junction of Globe Road - Lane one of two is closed for gas works. (#184569)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2018-04-22 11:11:22 
Traffic is flowing normally on the approach to the restrictions.


[A13] Commercial Road (E1) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - [A13] Commercial Road (E1) (Eastbound) between New Road and Sidney Street - The bus lane is closed for gas works. (#180924)

Updated Earlier 2018-04-22 07:49:00 
Traffic delays are possible.

General and Future Traffic (1)

Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Pearl Jam in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#183082)

Roadworks (5)

Blackwall Tunnel [A2203] Blackwall Lane (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [Borough] - [A2203] Blackwall Lane (Both Directions) at the junction of Tunnel Avenue - Restrictions in place to facilitate junction improvement works. (#184530)

Long Term Update 2018-04-21 00:58:13 
Delays are possible.


[A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E14,E3) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E3/E14) (Southbound) at the junction of Twelvetrees Crescent - Lane three (of three) is closed to facilitate maintenance works. (#188249)


[A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E15,E3) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (Southbound) at the junction of Bow Underpass (A12) - Lane one is closed to facilitate maintenance works. (#188247)


[A102] Blackwall Tunnel (SOUTHBOUND BORE) (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (SE10) (Southbound) - Closed to facilitate tunnel maintenance works. (every Sundays mornings between midnight and 0800hrs, apart from Bank Holiday weekends and the weekends of the London Marathon, Ride London and London Triathlon). (#177443)

Long Term Update 2018-04-15 05:25:54 
Tunnel has been reopened. Traffic is flowing well


A205 [A3036] East Hill (SW18) (Wandsworth)

Works [Utility] - [A3036] East Hill (SW18) (Eastbound) at the junction of Bartholomew Close - Lanes three and four (of four) closed between approixmately 2200hrs and 0500hrs during overnight O2 works. (#188036)

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

Woolwich Rd To A102 Flyover (1.2miles)
A102 Looking To BWT (1.3miles)

Millennium Way (0.2miles)
West Parkside (1mile)
Woolwich Rd to Blackwall Ln (1mile)
A2 Dursley Rd (2.5miles)

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

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

A102 Traffic Map

Scheduled Closures

Blackwall Tunnel Closures


See ROADWORKS section for closure information.

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