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Alerts (2)

Message 2016-07-01 00:40:00 Limehouse Link Closed W/bound 10pm 8 July To 5am 11 July. 

Message 2016-07-01 00:25:01 A2 Old Kent Rd At Olmar St E/b Gas Leak Lane Closure. 

Severe Traffic (0)

No Significant Events

General and Future Traffic (32)

A13, Blackwall Tunnel, Southern River Route, City Route [A1203] Limehouse Link Tunnel (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Special and Planned Events [Construction Activity] - [A1206] Limehouse Link Tunnel (Westbound) - The Tunnel will be closed to facilitate a crane operation. Additional westbound closures due to the large crane operation works include Aspen Way (A1261) westbound closure from Preston Rd roundabout including the westbound on slip. Aspen Way Prestons Road Flyover (A1261) full closure westbound. East India Dock Tunnel westbound bore Lane 2 closure through Tunnel. Diversion via Aspen Way - Preston Rd - Cotton St to East India Dock Rd, and Via West India Dock Rd - Westferry Road - Hertsmere Road and via Newham Way - Leamouth Road Aspen Way. (#129341)


Blackwall Tunnel, Future Consideration, City Route, A13, Southern River Route, A12, Inner Ring [B142] Prudential Ridelondon - East Area (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - [B142] PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON EAST AREA (E14) (All Directions) - Extensive Road closures will be in place between The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Tower Bridge from 0400hrs to facilitate this year¿s RideLondon event. The closures include - Tower Bridge, A12 between Redbridge Roundabout and Blackwall Tunnel, Blackwall Tunnel in both directions, Aspen Way, Limehouse Link, The Highway and East Smithfield will be closed in both directions and A13 in both directions between Beckton Roundabout and Burdett Road. The A12, Blackwall Tunnel and A13 will be reopened by approximately 0930hrs. The following river crossings will remain open east of Tower Bridge - Rotherhithe Tunnel in both directions and Woolwich Ferry. Roads will be reopened in the eastern area once it is safe to do so. Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/prudentialridelondon for more detailed information about the route and local road closures. (#128150)


Inner Ring, Farringdon Cross Route, City Route, A13, Southern River Route, Blackwall Tunnel, Bishopsgate Cross Route [A112] Central And East London - Triathlon- 7th August 2016 (EC4V) (City Of London)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - [A112] CENTRAL AND EAST LONDON (All Directions) - TRIATHLON- 7th August 2016 (EC4V) - There will be a two day event taking place, the second of which will include road closures to be implemented from 0500hrs to facilitate a race route from the Excel Centre and will lap round Gallions Reach and Westminster Bridge. (#127260)


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. Performances at 1000hrs and 1400hrs. (#121604)


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. (#121603)


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. (#121602)


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. (#121601)


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. (#121599)


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. Performances at 1100hrs and 1500hrs. (#121598)


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. Performances at 1000hrs, 1400hrs and 1800hrs. (#121597)


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. (#121596)


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. (#121595)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - Bellator MMA. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121593)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Ustad Rhat Fateh Ali Khan in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121592)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - O2 Arena - WWE Live. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121591)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Earth, Wind & Fire in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#121590)


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 - 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 - 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 - Lionel Richie in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111982)


Blackwall Tunnel O2 Arena, Greenwich () (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena - Lionel Richie in concert. Expect delays on Millennium Way, West Parkside and Edmund Halley Way after the event has finished. (#111981)


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)

Roadworks (10)

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

Works [TfL] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E3 /E14) (Southbound) between Gillender Street and Lochnagar Street - Lane one (of three) will be closed for emergency works. (#129483)


[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. On Finchley Road near the O2 Centre the bus lane is closed in both directions. (#91369)

Much Earlier On 2016-06-30 16:51:36 
Delays possible whilst restrictions are in place.


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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) - Closed between 0100hrs and approximately 0800hrs each Sunday morning (except Bank Holiday weekends) for overnight maintenance. No closure Sunday 31 July, due to Ride London. No closure Sunday 7 August, due to the London Triathlon. (#103861)

Long Term Update 2016-06-28 23:49:15 
The Tunnel has now reopened.


Blackwall Tunnel [A12] Twelvetrees Crescent (E3) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - Twelvetrees Crescent (E3) (Eastbound) at the junction of Devas Street - Twelvetrees Crescent Underpass will be closed to eastbound traffic from 25th July until 7th August to facilitate water connection works. (#129070)


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

Works [TfL] - Blackwall Tunnel (Northbound Bore) (Northbound) - Full closure to facilitate routine maintenance. (#129039)


Future Consideration, A205 [A3] East Hill (SW18) (Wandsworth)

Works [Utility] - [A3] East Hill (Eastbound) approaching the junction of Spanish Road - Lanes three and four (of four) closed between 2200hrs and 0500hrs each night during O2 works. (#121516)


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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Northbound Bore) (SE10) (Northbound) - Full closure to facilitate overnight maintenance works (0100hrs to 0800hrs). (#128777)


A13, Blackwall Tunnel [A1261] Aspen Way (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL] - [A1261] Aspen Way (E14) (All Directions) between West India Dock Road and Prestons Road - Road closure to facilitate viaduct works. East India Dock Road Tunnel will also be closed during these works. (#128686)


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

Works [TfL] - Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (Southbound) - Nightly tunnel closure in place to facilitate system migration works (01:00 to 08:00). (#126130)


Blackwall Tunnel [A12] Gillender Street (E3) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - Gillender Street (E3 ) (Both Directions) at the junction of Twelvetrees Crescent - road closure in place to enable telecommunications works. (#125569)

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

A102 Looking To BWT (1.3miles)

Millennium Way (0.2miles)
West Parkside (1mile)
Woolwich Rd To A102 Flyover (1.2miles)
Woolwich Rd to Blackwall Ln (1mile)

A2 Dursley Rd (2.5miles)
A2 Park Mead (6.5miles)
Woolwich Ferry
Shooters Hill/P.O.Wales Rd

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