Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.
Lumiere London Festival
From Thursday 14 until Sunday 17 January, roads and stations in central London, in particular the West End and King’s Cross areas, will be busier than usual each evening and journeys are expected to take longer. This is due to the Lumiere London Festival, a free event devised by creative producers Artichoke and backed by the Mayor of London. For full details, please visit tfl.gov.uk/lumiere
Until 08:00 on Saturday 23 January, Aldgate has various lane and road closures in place and Jewry Street will be closed at the junction with Aldgate. This is due to City of London’s Aldgate Highway works. Aldgate will be closed eastbound between the junctions of Minories and Leadenhall Street/Fenchurch Street. During this time, diversions will be in place via many roads in the surrounding area, including Threadneedle Street, OId Broad Street and Houndsditch. For more information, please click here
Until early February, there will be no right turn from Westminster Bridge onto Victoria Embankment. This is due to Cycle Superhighway construction works. There will also be work on Parliament Square, Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment. For more information, please visit tfl.gov.uk/eastwest
Between 00:30 and 05:30 on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January, the A406 will be closed westbound between Staples Corner and Harrow Road due to Road Modernisation Plan works. Lane closures to facilitate the works will begin from 22:00 on Saturday 9 January. Between 00:01 and 05:00 on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 January, the A406 will be closed eastbound between Harrow Road and Neasden Lane North. Lane closures to facilitate the works will begin from 22:00 on Sunday 10 January. Roads in and around Neasden and Wembley are busier than usual and delays are expected between Hanger Lane and Brent Cross. For more information, please click here
From 08:00 on Monday 11 January until 16:00 on Wednesday 13 January, eastbound lane restrictions will be in place on Shaftesbury Avenue, at the junction of Greek Street. This is due to crane operations. Lane restrictions will operate between 08:00 and 16:00 each day.
Between 22:00 on Tuesday 12 and 05:00 on Wednesday 13 January, Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed to traffic due to a tunnel systems upgrade. This is in addition to the regular closure on Monday nights. Diversions are in place via Tower Bridge and Blackwall Tunnel.
City of London
On Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January, between 22:00 and 05:00, there will be a lane restriction in both directions, on Upper Thames Street Tunnel.
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