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Blackwall Tunnel

Alerts (5)

 Twitter   2017-08-18 14:52:42 Blackwall Tunnel Update - Northbound delays are clearing slowly (Earlier broken down vehicle). Tailbacks to Sun in Sands. 

 Twitter   2017-08-18 14:38:38 Blackwall Tunnel - All lanes have reopened following the recovery of an earlier broken down vehicle. 

 Twitter   2017-08-18 14:07:47 BlackwallTunnel - Lane 2 (of 2) is closed northbound due to a broken down vehicle. Traffic is queuing on approach. 

Message 2017-08-18 14:10:00 Blackwla Tunne L Broken Down Van Del Ays. 

Message 2017-08-18 14:10:00 Blackwall Tunnel Broken Down Van Delays. 

Severe Traffic (4)

A13, Blackwall Tunnel [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (NORTHBOUND BORE) (SE10,E14) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Traffic Incidents [Breakdown] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Northbound Bore) (SE10/E14) (Northbound) - All lanes have been reopened following earlier broken down van. (#168100)

Recent Update! 2017-08-18 13:46:52 
Residual delays will take time to clear. Traffic is currently slow on approach with tailbacks to Sun in Sands.


[A2213] Kidbrooke Park Road (SE3,SE12) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A2213] Kidbrooke Park Road (SE3/SE12) (Both Directions) between Weigall Road and Old Post Office Lane - Kidbrooke Park Road is closed for bridge works. (#134928)

Update 3 Hrs Ago 2017-08-18 11:48:56 
Traffic is flowing well on diversion.


A12 Burdett Road (E3 ,E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Other] - A1205 Burdett Road (Both directions) between St Pauls Way and Bow Common Lane - Carriageway restrictions for Crossrail works. Find out more about Crossrail works (#6503)


[A2] Old Kent Road (SE1,SE15) (Southwark)

Works [TfL] - [A2] Old Kent Road (SE15/SE1) (All Directions) at the junction of Glengall Road - Single alternate lane working under four-way temporary traffic signal control during junction improvement works. Lane closures A2 Old Kent Rd 2000hrs to 0500hrs Monday to Friday. Mawbey Road closed to traffic until approximately Monday 18 September. Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August, Glengall Road between [A2] Old Kent Road and Bird-in-Bush Road closed. (#167021)

Much Earlier On 2017-08-18 04:12:57 
Traffic is flowing well.

General and Future Traffic (0)

No Significant Events

Roadworks (4)

[A1] Archway Road (N6) (Haringey)

Works [Utility] - [A1] Archway Road (N6) (Southbound) after the junction of Langdon Park Road approaching [B540] Hornsey Lane bridge - Lane one (of two) closed between approximately 2200hrs and 0500hrs each night during O2 works. (#166342)

Much Earlier On 2017-08-18 00:35:33 
Lane closure has been removed. Works resume at 2200hrs.


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

Works [TfL] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E3 /E14) (Northbound) between Teviot Street and St Leonards Street - Lanes 1 & 2 closed to facilitate London Underground works (0100hrs to 0400hrs). (#167521)


A13, Blackwall Tunnel [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (SOUTHBOUND BORE) (SE10,E14) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) - Sunday 20 August, Sunday 3rd September, Sunday 17th September, Sunday 8th October and Sunday 22nd October closed between approximately 0100hrs and 0800hrs during maintenance (except 8th August 2300hrs-0500hrs). (#162874)

Long Term Update 2017-08-10 19:02:25 
Tunnel has re-opened.


A41 [A1] Watford Way (BARNET BY-PASS) (NW7) (Barnet)

Works [Utility] - [A1] Watford Way (Barnet By-pass) (NW7) (Southbound) at the junction of The Rise - Lane 1 closed to facilitate O2 works (nightly, 2200hrs to 0500hrs). (#167138)

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