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Blackwall Tunnel

Alerts (1)

Message 2018-02-20 05:05:00 A406 Ilford N/b Broken Down Veh Lane Closed Use Caution. 

Severe Traffic (4)

[A2] Deptford Bridge (SE8,SE10,SE13) (Greenwich,Lewisham)

Works [TfL] - [A2] Deptford Bridge (SE10/SE13/SE8) (Both Directions) between Greenwich High Road and Deptford Church Street - Alternate nightly lane closures and a single-lane contraflow to facilitate refurbish Deptford Bridge (21:00 to 05:00). (#177998)

Updated Earlier 2018-02-20 00:29:12 
Traffic is flowing well.


A13 [A1206] Prestons Road (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - [A1206] Prestons Road (Both Directions) at the junction of Ditchburn Street - Lane restriction due to emergency sewer works. (#182351)

Much Earlier On 2018-02-19 21:55:03 
Traffic is flowing well.


[A13,A112] Tollgate Road (E16,E13) (Newham)

Works [Utility] - Tollgate Road (E16/E13) (Eastbound) between Prince Regent Lane and Stansfeld Road - Road closed to facilitate gas works. (#183138)

Much Earlier On 2018-02-19 15:32:48 
Use an alternative route.


[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)

Much Earlier On 2018-02-19 15:22:34 
Delays are possible.

General and Future Traffic (6)

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)


A205, Blackwall Tunnel Charlton Athletic Fc, The Valley () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley - Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United, kick-off 15:00. Expect large numbers of pedestrian traffic in the area. (#179612)


A205, Blackwall Tunnel Charlton Athletic Fc, The Valley () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley - Charlton Athletic v Rotherham United, kick-off 15:00. Expect large numbers of pedestrian traffic in the area. (#179611)


A205, Blackwall Tunnel Charlton Athletic Fc, The Valley () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley - Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle, kick-off 15:00. Expect large numbers of pedestrian traffic in the area. (#179610)


A205, Blackwall Tunnel Charlton Athletic Fc, The Valley () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley - Charlton Athletic v Fleetwood Town, kick-off 15:00. Expect large numbers of pedestrian traffic in the area. (#179609)


A205, Blackwall Tunnel Charlton Athletic Fc, The Valley () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley - Charlton Athletic v Shrewsbury Town, kick-off 15:00. Expect large numbers of pedestrian traffic in the area. (#179608)

Roadworks (2)

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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (SE10) (Southbound) - Closed to facilitate tunnel maintenance works. (Sundays mornings only between midnight and 0800hrs). (#177443)

Long Term Update 2018-02-18 07:23:31 
The next scheduled closure is Sunday 25th Feb.


Blackwall Tunnel, A13 [A102] Brunswick Road (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - [A102] Brunswick Road (E14) (Southbound) at the junction of East India Dock Road - Lane one is closed to facilitate Vodafone works. (Night works only between 23:00 and 02:00). (#182323)

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