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Blackwall Tunnel

Alerts (0)

No Alerts

Severe Traffic (3)

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

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

Much Earlier On 2017-10-19 08:26:03 
Delays possible when restrictions are in place.


[A12] Colchester Road (RM2,RM3,CM14) (Havering)

Works [TfL] - [A12] Colchester Road (RM3) (Eastbound) between Gallows Corner (A127) and [M25] Junction 28 (Brentwood) - Nightly lane one closure to facilitate street lighting works (22:00 to 05:00). (#168427)

Much Earlier On 2017-10-19 04:10:21 
Traffic is flowing well.


Blackwall Tunnel [A102] Tunnel Avenue (SE10) (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Other] - Tunnel Avenue (SE10) (All Directions) at the junction of Ordnance Crescent - Temporary signals will be in operation to facilitate crowd movements for an event taking place on the Greenwich Peninsula. (#172202)

Much Earlier On 2017-10-18 22:08:59 
Traffic is flowing well in the area.

General and Future Traffic (0)

No Significant Events

Roadworks (6)

A205 [A306] Roehampton Lane (SW15) (Wandsworth)

Works [Utility] - [A306] Roehampton Lane (SW15) (Northbound) at the junction of Clarence Lane - Lane restriction in place to enable works by O2 (daily 0930hrs to 1530hrs). (#170649)


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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (SE10) (All Directions) - Tunnel will be closed for routine maintenance works. (#172882)


[A41] Hendon Way (NW2,NW11) (Barnet)

Works [Utility] - [A41] Hendon Way (NW2) (Southbound) opposite the junction of Pennine Drive - Lane one (of three) closed between approximately 2200hrs and 0500hrs each night during O2 works. (#172659)


[A10] Great Cambridge Road (EN1) (Enfield)

Works [Utility] - [A10] Great Cambridge Road (EN1) (Southbound) at the junction of Turkey Street - Lane one closure in place to enable works by O2 (nightly 2200hrs to 0500hrs). Phase 1 Friday 23rd October - Friday 27th October 2200hrs. Phase 2 Wednesday 3rd November - 2200hrs - 0500hrs. (#171993)


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

Works [Other] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (Both Directions) between Old Ford Interchange and Bow Underpass - Various lane closures in place to facilitate a detailed bridge examination by Network Rail (night works). (#172034)


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 one (of three) closed between approximately 2200hrs and 0500hrs each night during O2 works. (#170442)

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