I was going to blog about the closure of the Blackwall tunnel at some point today. I have just got around to it.
The initial news was that extensive fire damage meant that the tunnel was expected to be closed until Wednesday. It seems that Boris wasn’t too keen on South East London being gridlocked for three days and put considerable pressure on TFL to get the work done more quickly. Top marks Boris.
It also seems that TFL pulled out all the stops to get the work done, and will be in a position to reopen the tunnel at about 7PM this evening. Top marks TFL.
I have been quite a critique of TFL but, credit where credit’s due, they have responded well to the needs on thousands of my constituents and got the job done.