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Five full weekend Blackwall tunnel closures soon for Silvertown tunnel work

The Blackwall tunnel will see extensive full weekend closures in the southbound direction in coming weeks for Silvertown tunnel work.

Transport for London state closures will see southbound traffic heading towards Greenwich needing to find alternative routes on:

  • 13-15 January- Peterborough[h]
  • 20-22 January
  • 27-29 January (a contingency weekend if either of the previous two weekends are not possible)
  • 10-12 February
  • 24-26 February- Portsmouth [h]
https://www.fromthemurkydepths.co.uk/2024/01/05/five-full-weekend-blackwall-tunnel-closures-soon-for-silvertown-tunnel-work/

This will affect the two home games highlighted above.

Comments

  • Don't worry. When Khan puts a charge of £5.25 (each way) on using the Tunnel no-one will be using it anyway.
  • There's nothing worth seeing on that side of the river anyway. 
  • Reminder for Saturday
    Works | TfL works

    [A102] BLACKWALL TUNNEL (E14,SE10) (Greenwich,Tower Hamlets)

    From: Saturday 13 January 2024
    To: Monday 15 January 2024

    Last updated 19:26 Wednesday 10 January 2024 : Works are taking place on the following weekends Sat to Mon from 00:01 to 05:00 on 13-15Jan, 20-22 Jan, 27-29Jan,10-12Feb and 24-26Feb.

    Works | TfL works

    [A102] Blackwall Tunnel (Southbound) at the junction of [A102] Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach - Blackwall Tunnel southbound closure to facilitate collaborative highway works.

    https://tfl.gov.uk/

  • Thanks Clive, incidentally TFL haven't updated their status updates for the weekend. Despite the link on the homepage they show 'no exceptional delays' for the Blackwall tunnel across the weekend. So the 'status updates' clearly cannot be relied upon.

    I was curious to see if the Woolwich ferry is running across the weekend to support the closures and according to the status update list it is. But i don't trust that, and no references as to whether the ferry is running or not on other TFL web pages. Woolwich ferry hasn't been running at weekends for some time now as far as i know. There would be big queues if it is running, but maybe not announcing it is part of a cunning plan to keep traffic on the ferry relatively light. 
  • Thanks Clive, incidentally TFL haven't updated their status updates for the weekend. Despite the link on the homepage they show 'no exceptional delays' for the Blackwall tunnel across the weekend. So the 'status updates' clearly cannot be relied upon.

    I was curious to see if the Woolwich ferry is running across the weekend to support the closures and according to the status update list it is. But i don't trust that, and no references as to whether the ferry is running or not on other TFL web pages. Woolwich ferry hasn't been running at weekends for some time now as far as i know. There would be big queues if it is running, but maybe not announcing it is part of a cunning plan to keep traffic on the ferry relatively light. 

    Had an email from TFL this morning saying that the ferry is running all weekend, with service every 15 mins....
  • Thanks Clive, incidentally TFL haven't updated their status updates for the weekend. Despite the link on the homepage they show 'no exceptional delays' for the Blackwall tunnel across the weekend. So the 'status updates' clearly cannot be relied upon.

    I was curious to see if the Woolwich ferry is running across the weekend to support the closures and according to the status update list it is. But i don't trust that, and no references as to whether the ferry is running or not on other TFL web pages. Woolwich ferry hasn't been running at weekends for some time now as far as i know. There would be big queues if it is running, but maybe not announcing it is part of a cunning plan to keep traffic on the ferry relatively light. 

    Had an email from TFL this morning saying that the ferry is running all weekend, with service every 15 mins....
    I can imagine it’ll be rammed.
  • Dartford bridge is shut this weekend too 🤣 but luckily for some between 9pm Saturday evening and 5am Sunday morning. Everyone through Rotherhithe/Tower Bridge 😬
  • Dartford bridge is shut this weekend too 🤣 but luckily for some between 9pm Saturday evening and 5am Sunday morning. Everyone through Rotherhithe/Tower Bridge 😬
    So the 2 major crossings under/over the river east of the City are both closed.

    Wow. Who thought of that one ?
  • Dartford bridge is shut this weekend too 🤣 but luckily for some between 9pm Saturday evening and 5am Sunday morning. Everyone through Rotherhithe/Tower Bridge 😬  They  usually  divert the traffic through the tunnel. Which cause a problem for high vehicles going North ( anticlock wise). 
  • Dartford bridge is shut this weekend too 🤣 but luckily for some between 9pm Saturday evening and 5am Sunday morning. Everyone through Rotherhithe/Tower Bridge 😬
    I didnt realise this was in place so driving back from Essex to New Eltham to saturday night about 11 thinking I would fly back in half an hour actually took nearly 2 hours as traffic was basically at a stand still by the big A13 (i think) junction where the 4 lane motorway plus 2 lanes joining the motorway all had to merge into 1 lane in about 50m in order to get diverted through the tunnel. Pisstake to close both at the same time.
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  • Dartford bridge is shut this weekend too 🤣 but luckily for some between 9pm Saturday evening and 5am Sunday morning. Everyone through Rotherhithe/Tower Bridge 😬
    I didnt realise this was in place so driving back from Essex to New Eltham to saturday night about 11 thinking I would fly back in half an hour actually took nearly 2 hours as traffic was basically at a stand still by the big A13 (i think) junction where the 4 lane motorway plus 2 lanes joining the motorway all had to merge into 1 lane in about 50m in order to get diverted through the tunnel. Pisstake to close both at the same time.
    I was stuck in the same gridlock. I knew about the closures, but there are so few alternatives.
  • At a slight tangent - is the Thames Path open to walkers from central Greenwich to the O2 / cable car presently including weekends or is affected by these works? Can’t find anything online but grateful for any insight. 
  • At a slight tangent - is the Thames Path open to walkers from central Greenwich to the O2 / cable car presently including weekends or is affected by these works? Can’t find anything online but grateful for any insight. 
    I'm pretty sure it's unaffected. The tunnel dives underground well away from the water's edge, or indeed the O2 and cable car
  • Reminder
    Southbound tunnel closed this weekend
    • 24-26 February- Portsmouth [h]
    Also two additional closures
     16th-18th March 
    13th-15th April
    https://www.fromthemurkydepths.co.uk/2024/02/21/further-blackwall-tunnel-weekend-closures-announced-by-tfl/
  • The Blackwall Tunnel will be closed southbound this weekend. With this in mind, please allow extra time for your journey to The Valley and find an alternative route.
    https://www.charltonafc.com/news/match-preview-charlton-v-portsmouth-0
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