Photos show Greenwich road changes in advance of Blackwall Tunnel closure for Silvertown work

The Blackwall Tunnel will be closing overnight on certain days this week and again all weekend.

The southbound crossing will shut between 11pm until 5am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as work proceeds on a new road layout.

The main image above was taken last week and shows alterations as southbound lanes now head over what will be the approach to Silvertown tunnel when it opens next year.

Road layout changes

It’s also possible to make out where traffic crossing into Greenwich meets the two existing lanes entering from Blackwall.

With four lanes set to converge on the same roads south of that point it’ll be interesting to see how that all works out.

Gantry across road

The above image shows a new gantry across all lane and taken from the recently installed footbridge. Visible over the road is demolition for a Travelodge hotel tower.

Behind that those cranes are building over 400 homes at plot 19.05 of the Peninsula masterplan area.

Plot 19.05 now underway

The crossing will again close this weekend from 00:01 on Saturday and 05:00 Monday.

While the crossing is shut bus route 108 will still operate and be escorted through the tunnel during weekday closures but not on the weekend.

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