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TfL considers night time road possessions

Transport for London (TfL) is considering using railway style possessions after the success of overnight closures during the refurbishment of the twin bore Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames.

The northbound tunnel’s safety systems upgrade is set to be completed six months early. TfL roads director Dana Skelley said nightly closures of the tunnel since February were key to the project’s success.

She said such closures are”absolutely a model that we intend to pursue”, adding that contractor Bam Nuttall had worked well. “The contractor understands the common objective of not disrupting the traffic, and they absolutely understand that they have to get off the road [on time],” she said.

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