TFL | Road Traffic Freight Update – 16th August 2019

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.

Road updates

Westminster Bridge – Until 05:00 on Wednesday 9 November, Bridge Street is closed in both directions between Victoria Embankment and Parliament Square. Westminster Bridge is closed westbound to general traffic. Licensed taxis (not private hire vehicles), buses and cyclists can still use Westminster Bridge westbound. Dedicated segregated cycle lanes will be provided over Westminster Bridge and on Bridge Street. This is due to security works. 

Camden Road – From 22:00 tonight, Thursday 15 August, until 05:00 tomorrow morning, Camden Road will be closed at the junction of Royal College Street. This is due to National Rail works.

Westminster – On Saturday 17 August, a group of 5,000 to 10,000 people will gather at Park Lane at the junction of Piccadilly and march to Parliament Square via St James Street, Pall Mall and Cockspur Street. Delays are expected.

Strand – From 08:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 17 August, Strand will be closed westbound at the junction of Lancaster Place. This is for a crane operation.

Regent Street – From 08:00 until 20:00 on Sunday 18 August, Regent Street will be closed in both directions between Mortimer Street and Piccadilly Circus. This is for an annual street festival. Regent Street will remain closed from 22:00 until 06:00 each night until Saturday 7 October for a crane operation.

Abbey Road – From 08:00 on Monday 19 until 16:30 on Tuesday 20 August, Abbey Road will be closed at the junction of Abercorn Place. This is for a crane operation.

Gallows Corner – From Monday 19 until Friday 30 August, Gallows Corner flyover will be closed between 09:30 and 20:00 every weekday. The flyover will be reopened overnight and at weekends. Use alternative routes or retime your journeys to outside the busiest times (15:00 to 18:00) each day. Please check our status updates page for the latest information. This is due to essential maintenance works.

Southwark – Until April 2020, work to create a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich will take place on Tooley Street, along Jamaica Road and to Rotherhithe roundabout.

Tooley Street and Jamaica Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Expect delays on these roads, as well as when approaching Rotherhithe roundabout from the A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel and from Lower Road. 

Find more information on our Cycleways 4 travel advice page.

Tunnel closures

  • Limehouse Link Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 15, until 06:00 tomorrow morning
  • Blackwall Tunnel will be closed Southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 18 August
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 19 August until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel