REMINDER | Blackwall Tunnel SB Closures: 1-3 June, 8-10 June, 31-1 July

Please be reminded that the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic across the following weekends 1-3 June, 8-10 June and 29 June-1 July, to help support carriageway works on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel approach. Please see below the update from TfL.

During these weekends, a range of works will be undertaken, including resurfacing roads and pavements on the tunnel approaches, installing safety barriers, work to retaining walls and landscaping works. The closures will all start at 00:01 on the Saturday morning, with southbound traffic being restored by 05:00 on the Monday morning at the latest.

Further information about the closures can be found at  

Across the weekends, the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed for southbound traffic and drivers will need to take alternative routes. Northbound traffic will not be affected by these closures as traffic will be diverted through the southbound Blackwall Tunnel when required.

Drivers are advised to plan their routes in advance, checking before they travel so they can consider any other potential traffic impacts or restrictions, such as the height and weight limits at Rotherhithe Tunnel and Tower Bridge, both of which are outside the Congestion Charge zone. Traffic around Rotherhithe Tunnel and along the A13 Commercial Road is expected to be heavier than normal over the weekends due to the closures.

The Woolwich Ferry, which now depart every fifteen minutes, seven days a week, will also be in operation across the weekends, although it is expected to be busy so please leave extra time for your journey.

We appreciate these planned weekend works will have an impact on some drivers. We are doing everything in our power to limit potential disruption and complete these essential works as quickly as possible, including ensuring a northbound route through the Blackwall Tunnel is maintained throughout.