TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, 3.11.18

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

Road updates

Rotherhithe Tunnel

There are increased restrictions for goods vehicles at Rotherhithe Tunnel. The maximum vehicle height is 2 metres and the weight limit is 2 tonnes. The width restriction is 2 metres (or 6’6”). Drivers of goods vehicles should use Tower Bridge or Blackwall Tunnel, both of which are outside the Congestion Charging zone. For more information, check out our Rotherhithe Tunnel page.


From 20:00 on Thursday 1 November through to early December, speed limit restrictions will be in place on the A316 Great Chertsey Road (on the Hope and Anchor flyover over the Apex Roundabout). Heavy goods vehicles will also be on signed diversion in both directions via the exit slip to Apex Corner and back onto the A316 via the entry slip. This is while essential maintenance works are carried out on the flyover.

Central London

From 11:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 3 November, large pedestrian numbers are expected between Euston Road and Downing Street / Parliament Square, via Upper Woburn Place, Southampton Row, Aldwych, Strand, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. This is due to a demonstration.

Twickenham Rugby Stadium

From 12:00 until 19:00 on Saturday 3 November, there will be increased traffic levels and pedestrian numbers around Twickenham Rugby Stadium, due to the rugby match between England and South Africa. Roads likely to be affected include the A316 Chertsey Road and all roads leading to Twickenham Station and around the stadium. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the match to assist with crowd movements. Diversions will be in place in the Twickenham area.

Fireworks displays

Between Friday 2 and Monday 5 November, there will be fireworks displays in the following locations. There will be road closures in the vicinity to facilitate these events:


Alexandra Palace – Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November, 16:00 to 22:30 (road closures in the area are in place from 20:20 on Thursday 1 until 07:00 on Tuesday 4 November)


Battersea Park – Saturday 3 November, 17:00 until 21:30


Blackheath – Saturday 3 November, 12:00 to 21:30


Brockwell Park – Saturday 3 November, 17:00 to 21:00


Victoria Park – Sunday 4 November, 17:00 until 21:00


Southwark Park – Monday 5 November, from 16:00 until 22:00



From 09:00 until 17:00 on Sunday 4 November, large pedestrian numbers are expected at Marble Arch, Park lane and Curzon Gate. This is due to a march at 13:00.

Wembley Stadium

From 17:00 until 23:59 on Tuesday 6 November, large pedestrian numbers and increased traffic levels are expected in the Wembley area. Roads likely to be affected are the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium. This is due to a football match between Tottenham and PSV Eindhoven.

Tunnel closures


A406 Fore Street Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 today, Thursday 1 November, until 05:00 tomorrow morning


A12 George Green Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 22:00 on Friday 2 November until 05:00 the following morning


Blackwall Tunnel Northbound will be closed southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 4 November


Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 5 November until 05:00 the next morning


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