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Southbound Blackwall Tunnel closed 30 Sep-2 Oct and 7-9 Oct


From 00:01 on Saturday 30 September until 05:00 on Monday 2 October and from 00:01 on Saturday 7 October until 05:00 on Monday 9 October the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed for southbound traffic, and all drivers will be required to take alternative routes.

Drivers are advised to plan routes in advance, checking before they travel so they can consider any other potential traffic impacts or restrictions, such as the height and weight limits at Rotherhithe Tunnel and Tower Bridge, both of which are outside the Congestion Charge zone. 

Drivers of HGVs, as well as vans more than two metres in height or weighing more than two tonnes, are advised to consider routes away from central London across the weekend where possible. 

The northbound Blackwall Tunnel will not be affected by these closures. 

Weeknight closures of southbound Blackwall Tunnel may also be required between 2-6 October depending on progress made over the weekend 

It’s also possible that extended overnight closures to the southbound tunnel may take place between 2-6 October between 23:00 and 05:00 to allow these works to be completed, should there be any issues with completing them over the weekend.  

Confirmation of these closures will be made following the first weekend closure through social media and traffic news alerts, with TfL and Riverlinx committed to working to avoid them where possible.  

Following these closures, TfL will begin to implement changes to the northbound carriageway on the approach to the northbound Blackwall Tunnel in preparation for the opening of the Silvertown Tunnel in 2025.  

Lane restrictions are expected to be implemented later this year, but they are committed to maintaining two lanes through the Blackwall Tunnel during these works.  

A further closure of the southbound tunnel will also occur in late 2023 to support these works to the northbound carriageway. 

Woolwich Ferry and third-party apps update 

To help reduce the burden on other river crossings, the Woolwich Ferry will also operate a special service every 15/20 minutes during the weekend closures between 07:00 and 18:00.  

To help inform drivers, additional variable messaging signs will be placed on the main roads approaching the Blackwall Tunnel.  

TfL is also working with third party app providers such as Waze to help ensure drivers who regularly use the Blackwall Tunnel are alerted to the southbound closure and that the closure is shown in any route planning over the weekend.    

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Published On: 28/09/2023 14:00:00

 

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COP28 appoints Keuhne & Nagel as logistics partner

COP28 has appointed Kuehne+Nagel as the official logistics partner for the latest iteration of the global climate conference.  

From 30 November until 12 December, the event at the global 2023 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai is expecting over 70,000 accredited visitors to its restricted Blue Zone and 50,000 daily visitors to the public Green Zone.  

The appointment further reinforces Kuehne+Nagel’s capabilities in expo logistics, as well as its commitment to science-based emission reduction targets and efforts to decarbonise. 

Damian Raczynski, National Manager UAE and Oman at Kuehne+Nagel said: "We are proud to have been appointed for this important conference. Kuehne+Nagel is well-known in the events and exhibition space in Europe, and this appointment underpins our efforts to further develop this segment in the Middle East - an area with great infrastructure to accommodate this industry." 

Kuehne+Nagel has committed to the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) and has taken major steps to make low-emission transport solutions available for its customers. 

More information about the conference can be found here.

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