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More details of Tower Bridge Closure 1st October - 30 December

Here are some further details we have been sent regarding the  upcoming closure of Tower Bridge between
1 October - 30 December 2016.

City of London Corporation require a full closure of Tower Bridge to all vehicles, including bicycles, while they undertake major essential maintenance works.

Working hours
The works will be taking place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Where possible, more disruptive activities will be undertaken during daytime hours.

Important Travel advice during the works
Roads in the surrounding area will be busier than usual. Please ensure you plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

Road Diversion
The bridge will be closed to all vehicles during the works. Signed diversion routes will be in place:

·         northbound drivers will be directed over London Bridge

·         southbound drivers will be directed over Southwark Bridge

Drivers following the signed diversion and in the direction of travel shown on roadside signs will not be liable for the Congestion Charge.  

For the first time, TfL is also offering a new interactive map that provides customers more detail relating to the closure and the predicted impact on the area surrounding Tower Bridge. This map is designed to support existing travel advice.

The map can be found on For real time information relating to incidents and works that may affect your journey around the Capital, visit the traffic status tool at  

Bus Diversion
Routes RV1 and 78 will be diverted during the closure route 42 will stop running when it reaches the south side of Tower Bridge. Journeys on other services throughout the area may take longer than normal.

a PDF map of  bus diversions is attached below. More information about affected buses can be found at or by following  @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest updates.

For detailed travel advice including diversion routes, please visit

For more information on the project visit: or call 020 7606 3030.