Blackwall tunnel closure cancelled this weekend

Plans to close the Blackwall tunnel all this weekend southbound have been cancelled.

Transport for London state the contingency measure will not be needed, though full weekend closures over the two subsequent weekends remain.

A program of closures is underway for Silvertown tunnel work.

Further closures will then follow in March with Helen Wright, Head of the Silvertown Tunnel programme at TfL stating: “Following the successful delivery of works to the Blackwall Tunnel approach over the last two weekends to prepare it for the new Silvertown Tunnel, we are pleased to confirm that we now do not require the planned southbound closure of the Blackwall Tunnel on the weekend of 27/29 January. We thank drivers for their patience during those planned closures. We will still require the two further weekend closures to the southbound Blackwall Tunnel in February, and will also shortly confirm details of a further planned closure in March.”


Recent closures saw the realignment of the A102 in Greenwich to head over the approach roads to the Silvertown tunnel.

When the tunnel is closed bus route 108 is curtailed either side of the Thames: “108 bus will be temporarily split and terminate at Canning Town station and North Greenwich, with customers using the Jubilee line to cross the river to complete their journeys with subsequent refunds available if required”.

The Silvertown tunnel is due to open around late spring 2025.


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