Transport for London has recently circulated this letter:
I am writing to inform you that for five nights a week from 13 November to 8 December, a series of temporary closures of Rotherhithe Tunnel are planned.
This is so we can carry out essential investigation works and test safety systems in the tunnel.
These investigation works will inform future refurbishment works.
We are working overnight to help minimise any inconvenience that may be caused.
How the works may affect you
We plan to close the tunnel, between 22:00 – 05:00, during the following nights:
- Monday 13 November – Friday 17 November
- Monday 20 November – Friday 24 November
- Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December
- Monday 4 December – Friday 8 December
The tunnel will re-open at 05:00 each morning following the investigation works.
Temporary traffic diversions, via Tower Bridge, will be signed but please plan ahead, allow more time and use alternative routes where possible.
Please note that while every effort will be made to complete the works as planned, poor weather or unforeseen conditions may result in the works, and associated tunnel closures, being rescheduled at short notice.
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Cyclists and pedestrians
There will be no pedestrian or cyclist access during the investigation works due to safety precautions. Please follow signed diversion routes.
Find out more
In addition, we plan to carry out investigation works in the Blackwall Tunnel in December 2017 and January 2018. These investigation works will also require temporary overnight closures. Travel advice can be found at tfl.gov.uk/traffic/status
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we complete these essential investigative works.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the works, please contact us using the details at the top of this letter.
Director, Project & Programme Delivery – Surface Transport Transport for London