Silvertown Tunnel roadworks could commence in Greenwich within weeks

Trial work on roads across Greenwich Peninsula for the Silvertown Tunnel are due to commence in weeks.

A large number of trial holes will be dug across the area which will see lane closures in a number of places.

Edmund Halley Way will see two lanes closed for some years – though that is separate to forthcoming trial digs

Current low levels of traffic mean any impact should be minimal. We know that longer term work will see lane closures and road narrowing for some years on roads such as Edmund Halley Way on the approach to the bus station.

That promises to make gigs nights “interesting” for public transport users at the o2 – as bus drivers were frequently complaining of ubers blocking parts of the current dual carriageways before any narrowing occurs.

Silvertown entwined with Blackwall Tunnel approach

A number of trees will also be removed for altered car parking.

Then the real fun begin as the Blackwall Tunnel will see ongoing closures to build the new tunnel entrance and exit.



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One thought on “Silvertown Tunnel roadworks could commence in Greenwich within weeks

  • There will be traffic chaos as more and more people start returning to work after shielding and lockdown restrictions are eased.

    I think extra buses on routes serving North Greenwich Station will be required to maintain a high level of bus service to and from North Greenwich Station during the Silvertown Tunnel works and while Blackwall Tunnel Closures are in place.

    As the Silvertown Tunnel works and Blackwall Tunnel closures will have a knock on affect with heavy traffic on other local roads trying to avoid the area,


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