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Alerts (2)

Message 2015-09-05 14:05:00 A406/m11 Works Road Closed S/b N/b Contraflow Delays Possible. 

Message 2015-09-05 13:45:01 Sat 5th Sept N/b Blackwall Tunnel Closed Overnight Works. 

Severe Traffic (1)

A406, A12 A406 (E11 ,E18 ,IG4) (Redbridge)

Works [TfL] - [A406] North Circular Road (E11) (All Directions) between Redbridge Roundabout and M11 - Various restrictions in place to facilitate bridge repair works. Phase 1 is now complete. Phase 2 (Monday 31st August - Friday 4th September 2200hrs-0500hrs Nightly) will involve a nightly closure of the A406 anticlockwise between Redbridge Roundabout and Charlie Browns Roundabout. Traffic will be diverted from A406 anticlockwise at Redbridge Roundabout eastbound A12 Eastern Avenue to Gants Hill, northbound A1400 Woodford Avenue and Southend Road through Charlie Browns roundabout rejoining A406 anticlockwise. Phase 3 (0500hrs Friday 4th September-2200hrs Tuesday 15th September Works) will involve the A406 to be reduced to a single lane in each direction (contraflow system in place) between Redbridge Roundabout and Charlie Browns Roundabout. Phase 4 (Wednesday 16th September-Friday 18th September 2200hrs-0500hrs Nightly) will involve a nightly closure of the A406 clockwise between Charlie Browns Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout. Traffic will be diverted via A1400 Southend Road through Charlie Browns Roundabout, southeast on A1400 Woodford Avenue to Gants Hill Roundabout, west on A12 Eastern Avenue to Redbridge Roundabout. Phase 5 (2200hrs Friday 18th September-2359hrs Sunday 20th September) will involve the closure of slip road from the M11 southbound onto the A406 clockwise. Traffic will be diverted via the A406 anticlockwise to Waterworks Corner to return on the A406 clockwise. (#90455)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2015-09-05 13:30:33 
Northbound contraflow in operation between Redbridge & Charlie Browns Interchange. There are considerable delays for southbound traffic which is tailing back towards the Crooked Billet Roundabout. Northbound queues are approaching Beckton and are highly likely to affect the A13. Drivers are advised that this is affecting adjoining routes such as the M11 southbound, and the A118 Romford Road. Please seek other routes.

General and Future Traffic (29)

Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - O2 Arena - Dalai Lama with Compassion: The Foundation of Well-Being (public address between 1300hrs and 1500hrs). Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91934)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Simple Minds in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91932)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Tom Jones and Van Morrison in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91931)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - WWE Live. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91930)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - AAP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91928)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Duran Duran in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91927)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Status Quo in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91926)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - National Television Awards. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91925)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Jason Derulo in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91924)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Nitro Circus Live. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91923)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Ennio Morricone performs. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#91922)


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. Performance on Friday at 2000hrs. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 [Other] - O2 Arena - Michael McIntyre Show. Expect delays on Millennium Way and West Parkside after the event has finished. (#54509)

Roadworks (1)

[A10] Great Cambridge Road (N17 ,N18) (Enfield,Haringey)

Works [Utility] - [A10] Great Cambridge Road (N18/N17) (Northbound) at the junction of Empire Avenue - lane one closed to facilitate O2 - Telecoms work on the pole and cabinets. (#96791)

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