Blackwall Tunnel

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Roadworks (6)

Blackwall Tunnel, A2 [A102] Rochester Way Relief Road (SE3) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Rochester Way Relief Road (Both Directions) between Sun-in-the-sands and Kidbrooke Interchange - Various lane restrictions in place to facilitate street lighting works (10:00 to 15:00 and 22:00 to 05:00). Eastbound off-slip for Rochester Way is closed. (#240666)

Updated Earlier 2020-08-08 05:03:34 
Works to resume at 1000hrs.


Blackwall Tunnel [A206] Woolwich Road (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A206] Woolwich Road (Both Directions) between Armitage Road and Woolwich Road Roundabout. - Various restrictions in place to facilitate works to a cycle scheme (#241954)


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

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (SE10) (Southbound) - Closed between approximately 01:00 and 08:00 during overnight tunnel maintenance most Sunday mornings, apart from Bank Holiday weekends and the weekends of the London Marathon, Ride London and London Triathlon. (#177443)

Long Term Update 2020-08-02 07:01:06 
Works resume 9th August 2020 at 01:00.


[A12] Eastern Avenue (IG2,RM6) (Redbridge)

Works [Utility] - [A12] Eastern Avenue (IG2) (Westbound) at the junction of [B177] Barley Lane - Lane restrictions between approximately 22:00 and 05:00 each night during O2 works. (#241648)


[A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E3,E15,E14) (Tower Hamlets)

Works [Utility] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (E3) (Northbound) at the junction of [A11] Bow Road - Lane one (of two) of the [A12] northbound on-slip from Bow roundabout (A11) is closed between approximately 22:00 and 05:00 during overnight Thames Water works. (#241370)


[A40] Westway (W12) (Hammersmith & Fulham)

Works [Utility] - [A40] Westway (W12) (Eastbound) at the junction of Primula Street - Lane one (of three) closed from approximately 22:00 Tuesday 18 until 05:00 Thursday 20 August during O2 works. (#240328)

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.

A102 Traffic Map

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