Transport for London is to hold two public meetings next month to discuss work to the northbound Blackwall Tunnel.
The meetings will be help at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on Friday 14th May and at the O2 in Greenwich on Saturday 15th May.
TfL say staff will be present to explain the need behind a a number of weekend closures of the northbound tunnel, as well as to take questions from the public about the refurbishment programme.
Officials at TfL say the closures, dates for which are still being discussed with local boroughs and other stakeholders, are necessary “to carry out works which cannot be completed either safely or practically during the regular overnight closure programme.”
Contractors will use the first set of weekend closures to upgrade the Blackwall Tunnel’s ventilation shafts and sections of the tunnel’s walls will be relined with concrete to make future repairs easier.
Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer for London Streets at TfL, said: “The northbound Blackwall Tunnel refurbishment works are vital to ensure the continued safe use of the tunnel for years to come. We are holding public meetings to discuss the safety upgrade work and weekend closures programme, and I would like to encourage anyone interested or affected by the closures to come along and talk to us about the work we’re doing on the tunnel.”
Further information on the works can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/blackwalltunnelrefurbishment