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 Twitter   2016-09-25 14:19:13 Blackwall Tunnel - Traffic is slow moving (Northbound approach) due to sheer weight of traffic. Qs currently back past Sun in the Sands. 

 Twitter   2016-09-25 14:12:03 cabbytez jpkent29 Just been informed lol. Thanks Tez. Blackwall Tunnel is pretty congested N/B as a result. 

Message 2016-09-25 15:25:00 01 Oct - 30 Dec Tower Bridge Closed / Works Use Other Route. 

Message 2016-09-25 15:25:00 Blackwall Tnl Northbound Congestion Expect Delays. 

Message 2016-09-25 15:00:00 24 Sep To 6 Nov Newbury Park Car Park Closed At Weekends. 

Severe Traffic (4)

[A1205] Burdett Road (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Other] - [A1205] Burdett Road (E14) (Southbound) at the junction of Thomas Road - Daily lane closure in place from 19th September until 1st October to facilitate roadworks (10:00 to 15:00). (#137103)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2016-09-25 14:47:10 
Traffic is flowing well in the area.


Blackwall Tunnel, A13 [A1261] Blackwall Tunnel (NORTHBOUND BORE) (SE10) (Greenwich)

Traffic Volume [Sheer Weight of Traffic] - Blackwall Tunnel (Northbound Bore) (Northbound) - Traffic is heavy on approach due to sheer weight of traffic. (#137845)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2016-09-25 14:39:44 
Congestion is beginning to reduce, queues still remain back to Sun in the Sands. Expect continuing delays on approach, but these are reducing.


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

Works [Utility] - A13 Commercial Road (E1 ) (Westbound) at the junction of Hessel Street - Partial lane closure to facilitate UKPN works. (#137556)

Much Earlier On 2016-09-25 05:46:57 
Traffic is flowing well past the restrictions.


A12 [A11] Bow Road (E3) (Tower Hamlets)

Infrastructure Issue [Signal Timing] - [A11] Bow Road (E3 ) (All Directions) at the junction of Campbell Road - Traffic signals are not under central computer control. (#135576)

Much Earlier On 2016-09-25 05:46:49 
No reported delays in the area.

General and Future Traffic (41)

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. On Friday 16th September, the event will run between 1800hrs and 2330hrs. On 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th September, the event will run from 1000hrs until 2330hrs. (#121595)

Much Earlier On 2016-09-24 22:31:31 
Traffic is currently flowing well in the area.


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1030hrs and 1430hrs. (#134188)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1030hrs, 1430hrs and 1830hrs. (#134186)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1430hrs and 1830hrs. (#134185)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1030hrs and 1430hrs. (#134184)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1030hrs, 1430hrs and 1830hrs. (#134183)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. Performances at 1430hrs and 1830hrs. (#134181)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134180)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Comedy Centrals Impractical Jokers. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134179)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - The 1975 in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134178)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Black Sabbath in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134176)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Black Sabbath in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134175)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Bastille in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134166)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Avenged Sevenfold in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134172)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Fatboy Slim in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134170)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Madness in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134168)


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 - Richard Ashcroft in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134164)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Jess Glynne in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134163)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Simply Red in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134161)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Alter Bridge in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134160)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Selena Gomez in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134158)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - BluesFest presents Van Morrison & Jeff Beck. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134157)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Maxwell & Mary J. Blige in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134153)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Fifth Harmony in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#134151)


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 - Country to Country Festival. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121583)


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 (5)

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 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)

Updated Earlier 2016-09-25 11:55:51 
Traffic is flowing well.


[A41] Finchley Road (NW6,NW3) (Camden)

Works [Utility] - [A41] Finchley Road (NW3/NW6) (All Directions) between Canfield Gardens and Lymington Road - Various lane restrictions during collaborative utility works involving both National Grid Gas and Thames Water. [A41] Finchley Road (Northbound), from approximately 1100hrs Saturday 24 September until 1800hrs Sunday 16 October, lane restrictions by the O2 Centre. (#131451)


[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. Additionally, [B511] College Crescent (Both Directions) between Buckland Crescent and Mansfield Gardens, temporary traffic signals in operation. (#91369)

Updated Earlier 2016-09-25 09:44:08 
Delays possible whilst restrictions are in place.


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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) - Closed between approximately 0100hrs and 0800hrs each Sunday morning (except Bank Holiday weekends) during overnight maintenance. (#103861)

Much Earlier On 2016-09-25 01:42:13 
The tunnel currently remains open. Traffic is flowing well.


Blackwall Tunnel [B210] Charlton Road (SE3,SE7) (Greenwich)

Works [Borough] - [B210] Charlton Road (SE7/SE3) (All Directions) at the junction of Eastcombe Avenue - Greenwich Council to carry out a resurfacing programme, there will be road, lane and bus stop closures. This work will be carried out in 2 phases with Eastcombe Avenue closed on the 26/9 and 3/10. Traffic will be managed by temporary signals with Standard Signing Guarding and Lighting (#136261)

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 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