Greenwich gridlock after Blackwall Tunnel flooding

There is extremely heavy traffic on the A102, Greenwich and Blackheath this morning after flooding saw the Blackwall Tunnel closed.

Roads have reopened by residual delays remain and look like to do so for some time, with traffic queuing back past the Sun in the Sands roundabout.

Traffic at a notorious east Greenwich junction continues to be blocked from heading east bound as vehicle block the road:

No yellow box

Despite a police operation two days ago on certain drivers heading the wrong way down the road into oncoming traffic to jump quques – which has seen near misses with crossing pedestrians – local residents report this is continuing.

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3 thoughts on “Greenwich gridlock after Blackwall Tunnel flooding

  • I can’t see how painting a yellow box on the floor at the junction is going to resolve the traffic issue. There is only one lane to go straight onwards and turn left for the tunnel. So if there’s cueing traffic down Blackwall Lane due to the tunnel, backing right up to Trafalgar Road, how can the traffic release if most sitting there want to use the tunnel? At least before there was 2 lanes to some what release traffic backing right the way back Greenwich one way system and beyond. This is the result of strangling all roads in the area confining just to the one single lane main road.

  • The yellow box junction will stop drivers from blocking the intersection, which is what causes most of the problems.

  • That’s all well and good, but it still don’t solve someone sitting at the lights holding up half of Greenwich and bus routes because there waiting to turn left to join the back of the que along Blackwall Lane due to the tunnel. What needs to be done is the bike lanes be put back to go with the flow of the traffic, not a 2 way lane on one side of the road like we have now, in order to reinstate the other lane to allow people to pass. Let’s have it right, the bike lane ain’t the best of designs.


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