Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.
South West London
From 10:00 until 19:00 today, Thursday 7 December, roads around Twickenham Stadium will be busier than usual including A316 Chertsey Road. There will also be closures and diversions on London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road. This is due to an event.
From 01:00 on Saturday 9 until 05:00 on Monday 11 December, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions. Tooley Street is currently closed eastbound until next year. Bermondsey Street will also be closed every weekend until 15 January 2018.This is for Network Rail work.
From 01:00 on Saturday 9 until 23:59 Sunday 10, Horse Guards Avenue will be closed in both directions between Whitehall and Victoria Embankment to facilitate works by UK Power Networks.
From 09:45 until 13:00 on Saturday 9, Whitehall (A3212) will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. This is to facilitate an event.
From 12:00 until 19:00 on Saturday 9 December, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.
From 12:00 until 17:00 on Sunday 10 December, there will be road closures and traffic holds on the following roads: Parliament Square via Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall. This is due to a march.
From 07:30 on Monday 11 December until 17:00 on Sunday 29 April 2018, there will be a westbound closure of Queen Victoria Street at the junction of Mansion House Street. This is for Urban Realm Improvement works.
A102 Blackwall Tunnel Southbound
We plan to close the tunnel, to carry out essential investigation works and test safety systems, between 23:59 – 05:00 on the following nights:
• Tuesday 5 December – Thursday 7 December 2017
• Tuesday 12 December – Thursday 14 December 2017
• Tuesday 19 December – Thursday 21 December 2017
• Tuesday 2 January – Thursday 4 January 2018
• Tuesday 9 January – Thursday 11 January 2018
• Tuesday 16 January – Thursday 18 January 2018
Blackwall Tunnel Northbound and Rotherhithe Tunnel will remain open except for any scheduled maintenance closures.
• Limehouse Link Tunnel closed from 22:00 until 05:00 on Thursday 7 December
• A406 Fore Street Tunnel closed from 22:00 Thursday 7 to 05:00 Friday 8 December
• A12 Green Man Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 8 to 05:00 Saturday 9 December
• A12 George Green Tunnel westbound closed from 22:00 Friday 8 to 05:00 Saturday 9 December
• Eastway Tunnel closed from 01:00 to 08:00 Sunday 10 December
• A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel closed from 22:00 Monday 11 to 05:00 Tuesday 12 December
• A406 Fore Street Tunnel closed from 22:00 Thursday 14 to 05:00 Friday 15 December
• A12 Green Man Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 15 to 05:00 Saturday 16 December
• A12 George Green Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 15 to 05:00 Saturday 16 December
Advance Warning: A1 Holloway Road
We plan to close the A1 Holloway Road, between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout, from 01:00 on Monday 18 December 2017 to 04:00 on Monday 8 January 2018. The road will be closed in both directions. Local access arrangements will be in place at all times. This length of closure is necessary to enable us to carry out the complex task of replacing the bridge which is part of the live railway network below ground.
Advance Warning: Baker Street Two Way
Works to convert Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way traffic started on 24 July 2017 and are planned to continue until early 2019. Phase one is scheduled to be completed in December 2017.
Phase two is due to start on 8 January and last until late May 2018. During this period, one lane in each direction will be closed along Marylebone Road, between the junctions with Balcombe Street and Baker Street. During peak hours, motorists can expect delays of at least 20 minutes on the approaches to the works.
We would like to hear your views on the second stage consultation for transforming Oxford Street, which contains revised proposals. The consultation closes on 17 December and further details can be found here
Direct Vision Standard (DVS)
Have your say on proposals to introduce a new Safety Standard Permit Scheme as part of DVS which widens our approach beyond direct vision and includes a safe system approach to allow us to address a broader range of road danger risks. The consultation closes on 24 January and further details can be found here details can be found here
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
We would like to hear your views on proposals for two further initiatives to improve London’s air. These are introducing tougher emissions standards for the LEZ from 2020, so that they affect heavy vehicles London wide and expanding the ULEZ from central London up to, but not including, the North and South Circulars in 2021 for light vehicles. The consultation closes on 28 February and further details can be found here
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