Blackwall Tunnel

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Severe Traffic (3)

A12 [A118] High Street (E3,E15) (Tower Hamlets,Newham)

Works [Utility] - [A118] High Street (Both Directions) between Bow Roundabout (A12) and [A118] Great Eastern Road - Weight restriction on a section of [A118] High Street, Stratford, during collaborative works between Thames Water and Newham Council. Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are diverted eastbound via [A118] Great Eastern Road and westbound via Bow Roundabout (A12). Vehicles over the weight limit are to follow the signed diversion. (#262077)

Update 3 Hrs Ago 2023-01-31 09:56:27 
Delays are possible.


[A102] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (Southbound) at the junction of Tunnel Avenue - Reduced to two lanes (from three) due to carriageway widening as part of works relating to the Silvertown Tunnel scheme. (#289781)

Updated Earlier 2023-01-31 07:49:15 
Delays are possible.


[A102,A2203,A206] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (Southbound) at the junction of Pavilion Lane - Lane two (of two) is closed to facilitate maintenance works. (#296694)

Much Earlier On 2023-01-31 03:44:22 
Traffic is flowing well.

General and Future Traffic (1)

Blackwall Tunnel Millennium Way (SE10) (Greenwich)

Special and Planned Events [Concert] - O2 Arena Greenwich - The Strictly Come Dancing Show will take place each night from Friday 03 February until Sunday 05 February. Expect increased pedestrian and traffic congestion before and after the event (#296344)

Roadworks (7)

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

Works [Utility] - [A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach (Northbound) at the junction of Lochnagar Street - Lane three (of three0 is closed due to Thames Water works taking place at Lochnagar Street. Additionally, there is no left turn into Lochnagar Street heading southbound from the (A12) Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach and no access to the (A12) Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach from Lochnagar Street. (#292561)

Updated Earlier 2023-01-31 09:04:49 
Use an alternative route. Delays are possible on diversion.


Blackwall Tunnel [A2203] Blackwall Lane (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [Utility] - [A2203] Blackwall Lane (Both directions) at the junction of Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - Lane restrictions to facilitate Thames Water main replacement works. The road is closed southbound. (#294288)

Updated Earlier 2023-01-31 07:57:30 
Use an alternative route.


[A102] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (Southbound) at the junction of Tunnel Avenue - Reduced to two lanes (from three) due to carriageway widening as part of works relating to the Silvertown Tunnel scheme. (#289781)

Updated Earlier 2023-01-31 07:49:15 
Delays are possible.


A2, A205, Blackwall Tunnel [A2,A223] East Rochester Way (DA5,DA1;DA5,DA15;DA5,DA5;DA6,DA16;DA15,DA15;SE9,DA15,DA16;DA15;SE9) (Bexley,Greenwich;Bexley)

Works [TfL] - [A2] East Rochester Way and [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Approach (Both directions) between Dartford Heath and Blackwall Lane - Nightly directional closures due to maintenance works, in phases. Monday 23 January until Saturday 28 January closed westbound from Westhorne Avenue to Blackwall Lane; Monday 30 January until Friday 04 February, closed eastbound from Blackwall Lane to Westhorne Avenue; Monday 06 February until Saturday 11 February closed eastbound from Westhorne Avenue to Dartford Heath (22:00-05:00 nightly). (#295485)

Much Earlier On 2023-01-31 05:22:03 
Works resume at 2200hrs.


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

Works [Borough] - [A206] Woolwich Road (Southbound) at the junction of Peartree Way - Road closure to facilitate carriageway maintenance works. (#295781)

Much Earlier On 2023-01-31 03:50:03 
Works resume at 21:00hrs.


[A102,A2203,A206] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (SE10) (Greenwich)

Works [TfL] - [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach (Southbound) at the junction of Pavilion Lane - Lane two (of two) is closed to facilitate maintenance works. (#296694)

Much Earlier On 2023-01-31 03:44:22 
Traffic is flowing well.


[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 2023-01-29 06:49:54 
Work resumes Sunday 5 Feb 2023

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