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London's Blackwall Tunnel set for weekend closures

Transport for London (TfL) will carry out five weekend closures of the northbound Blackwall Tunnel this year as part of ongoing refurbishment and safety upgrade work, it announced yesterday.

It said the closures will allow contractor Bam Nuttall to carry out vital improvement works to the ventilation shafts that cannot be carried out during the weeknight closure programme.

The closures have been timed to avoid weekend closures of the Jubilee Line and major events in the area. 

Closures will take place between 9pm on Fridays to 5am on Mondays on 4 to 7 June, 9 to 12 July, 16 to 19 July, 10 to 13 September and 1to 4 October.

TfL expects to carry out a total of 10 weekend closures during the three year refurbishment programme. Theremaining five will take place in 2011 and 2012, and dates will be announced in advance of these closures as work progresses.

“The refurbishment and safety upgrade of the 113 year old Blackwall Tunnel is vitally important for its continued safe operation,” said TfL chief operating officer for streets Garrett Emmerson.

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  • Has this website become a travel news service? Shouldn't the headline on an engineering website relate to the work being carried out?

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