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Blackwall Tunnel

Alerts (1)

Message 2017-12-17 14:45:01 19dec - 21dec 2359-05am S/b Blackwall Tnl Closed - Works. 

Severe Traffic (2)

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)

Updated Earlier 2017-12-17 10:25:00 
Delays possible when restrictions are in place.


[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 during bridge replacement works. The carriageway is reduced to a single lane in each direction between Gallows Corner (A12) and Squirrels Heath Road until December 2017. Find out more about the Ardleigh Green bridge replacement (#117841)

Updated Earlier 2017-12-17 10:12:42 
Expect delays, especially during peak periods.

General and Future Traffic (2)

A2, Blackwall Tunnel [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Approach (SE3,SE10) (Greenwich)

Traffic Volume [Sheer Weight of Traffic] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Approach (Northbound) - Traffic is slow moving on the approach due to an earlier collision. (#178514)

Update 2 Hrs Ago 2017-12-17 14:51:02 
Traffic is slow moving from Tunnel Approach tailing back to the Woolwich Road. Drivers are advised


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

Special and Planned Events [Sporting] - Charlton FC, The Valley - Charlton v Blackpool, kick-off 15:00. Expect large numbers of pedestrian traffic in the area. (#173632)

Roadworks (5)

A13, Blackwall Tunnel [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (SOUTHBOUND BORE) (E14,SE10) (Tower Hamlets,Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) - Closed between approximately midnight and 0500hrs the mornings of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during maintenance. Closures start Wednesday 6, 13, and 20 December and 3, 10 and 16 January. Northbound traffic is intermittently held, during the closures, to allow the route 108 bus to be escorted through the tunnel. (#174757)

Long Term Update 2017-12-15 04:31:29 
The tunnel has reopened. Traffic is flowing well.


Blackwall Tunnel A102 (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] A102 (SE10) (Northbound) at the junction of Tunnel Avenue - The dedicated northbound bus lane/entry slip onto the A102 will be closed for overnight carriageway resufacing works. (#177980)


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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound Bore) (SE10) (Southbound) - Closed to facilitate tunnel maintenance works. (#177443)


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

Works [Utility] - [A41] Hendon Way (NW2/NW11) (Southbound) at the junction of Pennine Drive - Lane one will be closed for O2 works. (Works to be in place during the night only from 22:00-05:00) (#177372)


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

Works [Utility] - Gillender Street (E3) (Southbound) at the junction of Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - Lane one closure in place to enable Thames Water works. Lane two access road in place between 05:00 to 15:30 daily. (#176976)

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