Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.
Woolwich Ferry closure
From 6 October until late December 2018, the Woolwich Ferry will be closed while an upgrade programme is underway. Vehicles should use alternative crossings and as they are subject to a number of height, weight and width restrictions, please check before you travel. You can also check the traffic conditions on tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.
A4 Ealing Road to Clayponds Avenue
From 8 October until mid-December 2018, the A4 will have a series of closures underneath the elevated section of the M4, due to works being carried out by Highway’s England. Single lane closures will be in place from 05:00 and 22:00 Monday to Friday, while full closures will be in place from 22:00 until 05:00 each night. Over the weekends, there will be full closures from 22:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday, when diversions will be in place.
If you have any further questions about the works, please contact email@example.com or call 0300 123 5000.
Due to new height restrictions, some drivers may not be able to enter the Rotherhithe Tunnel. The maximum permitted height for goods vehicles will now be set at 2m, with a maximum weight of 2 tonnes. Goods vehicles are advised to use Tower Bridge, as these vehicles will not be allowed to use the Rotherhithe Tunnel. However, Tower Bridge will also be closed from 23:00 to 05:00 each night until Saturday 22 September, while The City of London Corporation undertake safety critical works on the structure.
From 12:00 until 18:00 on Thursday 20 September, there will be a series of road closures from Marble Arch and Great Cumberland Place to Richmond Terrace including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall and their approaches. This is due to a procession beginning at 14:00.
Another procession will make its way from Hyde Park to Holland Park Avenue via North Carriage Drive and Bayswater Road westbound. North Carriage Drive will be closed from 14:30, and there will also be a phased road closure of Bayswater Road westbound. Traffic will be held at the Cycle Super Highway on West Carriage Drive and Bayswater Road.
From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 22 September, there will be a series of road closures from Hyde Park to Richmond Terrace including Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall and their approaches. This is due to a procession.
From 06:00 on Saturday 22 September until approximately 00:01 the following morning, there will be a series of road closures in Greenwich Town Centre. King William Walk and College Walk will be closed, Nelson Walk will be converted into two-way traffic and Creek Road will be closed westbound between Welland Street and Greenwich Church Street. Greenwich Church Street will have a reverse traffic flow and Greenwich High Road will be closed northbound between Norman Road and Nelson Road. This is due to a car-free event. If you plan to travel into Greenwich this weekend, you can get the DLR to Cutty Sark.
From 08:00 until 17:00 on both Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, Chelsea Bridge Road will be closed in both directions at the junction of Ebury Bridge Road. This is due to road resurfacing works.
From 15:00 until 23:59 on Saturday 22 September, traffic levels are expected to increase in the Wembley area as the stadium hosts a boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. Roads likely to be affected include the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium. We recommend anyone attending the match to get the Jubilee line or Metropolitan line to Wembley Park.
From 22:30 on Wednesday 26 September until 05:00 the following morning, there will be a full southbound closure of Chiswick High Road. There will also be lane closures on the outer ring of Chiswick Roundabout and lane one will be closed on the westbound slip road from A4 Great West Road. This is due to overnight carriageway patching works.