Frustration over Blackwall Tunnel closure extension

By Rob Virtue on December 19, 2012 4:38 PM |

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Longer weekend closures of the Blackwall Tunnel have come under fire from a London Assembly member who said they are a recipe for chaos.

Transport for London has announced its Sunday works on the cross river link would be extended from the current 1am till 8am to the new hours of midnight till 10am.

The extended times would start on January 6. They will continue for the forseeable future and take place once a month.

London Assembly Member for City and East John Biggs said it would greatly impact on the Sunday routines of Londoners.

"I appreciate that works need to be carried out and I welcome the fact that the closures will be limited to one per month but my constituents will be greatly inconvenienced by the extended closure and traffic build up will be chaotic," he said.

"By 10am on Sundays many people will want to be out and about, visiting family, attending church or shopping. I urge TfL to think again."

However, TfL said all local stakeholders had agreed to the changes and a spokesman added if the works can finish earlier then 10am, they would.

The closures only impact on southbound traffic.

Meanwhile, an incident at the Dartford Tunnel this morning has impacted traffic across east London.

Delays on the northbound sections of the Woolwich Ferry and Blackwall Tunnel have continued throughout the day.

2 Comments

Anonymous said:

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Anonymous said:

workforce to be halved at blackwall tunnel when enterprise mouchel start new contract march 2013

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