Blackwall Tunnel approach’s Olympic lanes – details revealed
Full details have been revealed about how next summer’s Olympics will affect roads around Greenwich, Charlton and Blackheath – with a special lane for Games traffic being installed on the Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach.
As mentioned here last summer, one lane of the A102 will be given over for athletes, officials and the “Games family” – a euphemism for sponsors.
One lane of the northbound A102 will be given over to Games traffic from just north of Old Dover Road to the point where Tunnel Avenue joins the approach road between 6am and midnight. The Blackwall Tunnel itself will remain two-way, and similar provisions are being made on the A12 in east London.
Traffic signals will be altered at the Woolwich Road and the Blackwall Lane junctions as part of the scheme.
Around Greenwich Park, Park Vista and parts of Park Row and Maze Hill will become “no stopping” roads with part of Charlton Way closed to all traffic – forcing a diversion to the 53 bus route.
Between Blackheath and the Sun-in-the-Sands roundabout, Shooters Hill Road will lose a lane to Games traffic while a “no stopping” route will run from there and onto Charlton Park Lane for Olympic vehicles heading to the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Road humps along Charlton Park Lane will also be removed.
Transport for London has launched a consultation into the Olympic Route Network scheme, with drop-in sessions taking place later this month. Detailed maps of what is planned are available at the TfL website: www.tfl.gov.uk/orn.
|Monday 20 June||10am-2pm||Charlton House|
|Wednesday 22 June||10am-2pm||Woolwich Town Hall|
|Wednesday 22 June||4pm-8pm||Charlton House|
|Thursday 23 June||4pm-8pm||The Forum, Greenwich|
|Friday 24 June||10am-2pm||The Forum, Greenwich|
|Monday 27 June||4.30pm-7.30pm||Woolwich Town Hall|