An accident on the southbound A102 is causing traffic tailbacks to the Blackwall Tunnel.
The exact site is beside the Charlton car pound.
Traffic is due to increase across Greenwich borough according to TfL. See red dots. In PR they only refer to traffic at the tunnel portal
This is exactly the sort of incident that will be worsened when
Silvertown Tunnel opens, as the plan is for another traffic-load from the new tunnel to head into the existing southbound road. Kent-bound traffic having exited Blackwall Tunnel. Traffic exiting onto local roads to avoid queues TfL themselves predict extra congestion each afternoon once the tunnel opens. TfL predict an increase in PM traffic along A102 and A2 in Greenwich
While north of the Thames the tunnel’s traffic is a few hundred metres away from the existing Blackwall Tunnel, south of the Thames it feeds into existing roads almost immediately.
Click to enlarge. Four lanes converge in Greenwich onto A102 instead of two at present
That’s something the latest PR leaflets being dropped to households from TfL explicitly fail to mention.
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