Blackwall Tunnel

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Severe Traffic (4)

[A2] EAST ROCHESTER WAY (DA5,DA6) (Bexley)

Works [TfL works] - [A2] East Rochester Way (Eastbound) between Westhorne Avenue and Black Prince Interchange. - Various restrictions including daytime lane restrictions and nightly full road closures will be taking place. (#192034)

Update 3 Hrs Ago 2024-06-23 19:14:58 
Traffic is flowing well.


[A13] NEWHAM WAY (E13,E16,E6) (Newham)

Works [Utility works] - [A13] Newham Way (Westbound) at the junction of [A112] Prince Regent Lane - Lane one (of three) is closed for UKPN works. (#200069)

Update 3 Hrs Ago 2024-06-23 18:55:32 
Traffic is flowing well.


Silvertown Tunnel, Greenwich Peninsula () ()

Works [TfL works] - Silvertown Tunnel project, Greenwich Peninsula - Various restrictions during Silvertown Tunnel-related works until 2025. There are lane closures on the northbound A102 Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach on the nights of Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June (22:00 to 06:00). On the nights of Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 June, the southbound Blackwall Tunnel is closed. https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/silvertown-tunnel for More information. (#151062)

Much Earlier On 2024-06-23 07:38:12 
Traffic delays are possible throughout the works


Blackwall Tunnel [A102] BLACKWALL TUNNEL (E14,SE10) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) at the junction of [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - The tunnel is closed for overnight maintenance (0100-0800hrs) (#195284)

Much Earlier On 2024-06-23 05:48:36 
Traffic is flowing well.

General and Future Traffic (0)

No Significant Events

Roadworks (8)

Silvertown Tunnel, Greenwich Peninsula () ()

Works [TfL works] - Silvertown Tunnel project, Greenwich Peninsula - Various restrictions during Silvertown Tunnel-related works until 2025. There are lane closures on the northbound A102 Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach on the nights of Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June (22:00 to 06:00). On the nights of Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 June, the southbound Blackwall Tunnel is closed. https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/silvertown-tunnel for More information. (#151062)

Much Earlier On 2024-06-23 07:38:12 
Traffic delays are possible throughout the works


Blackwall Tunnel [A102] BLACKWALL TUNNEL (E14,SE10) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) at the junction of [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - The tunnel is closed for overnight maintenance (0100-0800hrs) (#195284)

Much Earlier On 2024-06-23 05:48:36 
Traffic is flowing well.


Blackwall Tunnel [A102] BLACKWALL TUNNEL (E14,SE10) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) at the junction of [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - Blackwall Tunnel will be closed due to works (#200643)

Long Term Update 2024-06-21 10:19:05 
The tunnel will be closed, please use alternative route.


Blackwall Tunnel [A102] BLACKWALL TUNNEL (E14,SE10) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - Silvertown Tunnel project - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) at the junction of [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - Closed from approximately 00:01 Saturday 29 June until 05:00 Monday 01 July during Silvertown Tunnel-related works (#193830)

Long Term Update 2024-06-21 10:19:05 
Works resume Saturday 29th June and midnight.


A13 [A1261] ASPEN WAY (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - [A1261] Aspen Way (Both directions) at the junction of [A1206] Prestons Road Roundabout - Various nightly closures due to drainage repairs. 25 June, westbound closure of Prestons Road onslip to Hertsmere Road offslip. 26 June, eastbound closure of Prestons Road onslip and Leamouth Road offslip. 27 June, closure of the eastbound Prestons Road offslip. (#200823)

Long Term Update 2024-06-21 07:33:03 
Disruption possible.


A13 [A1261] EAST INDIA DOCK ROAD TUNNEL (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - [A1261] East India Dock Road Tunnel (Both directions) between [A13] East India Dock Road and [A1261] Aspen Way - The Tunnel is closed in both directions (#186177)

Long Term Update 2024-06-21 06:44:23 
These works are scheduled to recommence at 2200hrs on 15th July 2024.


[A13] EAST INDIA DOCK ROAD (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - [A13] East India Dock Road (Eastbound) at the junction of [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - Lane restrictions are in place to facilitate Silvertown Tunnel works. (#200123)

Long Term Update 2024-06-10 10:24:45 
Delays are possible.


[A1206] PRESTONS ROAD ROUNDABOUT (E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [TfL works] - Silvertown Tunnel Scheme - Prestons Roundabout - [A1206] Prestons Road Roundabout (All directions) between [A1206] Prestons Road and [A1261] Aspen Way - Lane restrictions are in place to facilitate Silvertown Tunnel related works. (#200121)

Long Term Update 2024-06-10 10:09:45 
Delays are possible.

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
* iPhone users who see a black camera with a play button will need to click the camera to view the image.
** If a camera says 'in use keeping London moving' - it is in use by traffic services or police and blanked for privacy.

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
* iPhone users who see a black camera with a play button will need to click the camera to view the image.
** If a camera says 'in use keeping London moving' - it is in use by traffic services or police and blanked for privacy.

Scheduled Closures

Blackwall Tunnel Closures


See ROADWORKS Section

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