From Saturday 1 October until Friday 30 December, Tower Bridge will be closed to all traffic because the City of London Corporation is carrying out major essential maintenance works.
The bridge will be closed from the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Queen Elizabeth Street on the south side to the A100 Tower Bridge Road and East Smithfield junction on the north side.
Tower Bridge is currently on the boundary route of the Congestion Charging Zone and vehicles crossing the bridge do not incur the charge. Clear ‘charge free’ signage will be in place to guide vehicles during the closure. Not using the signed route during charging hours (Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm), without paying the daily charge, may incur a significant penalty.
Transport for London’s on-street enforcement teams will be actively monitoring the area to ensure vehicles are not stopping illegally on the diversion routes and the London Transport Control Centre (LSTCC) will be monitoring all roads and changing light phasing on key routes to help manage traffic. Additional ANPR cameras are also being installed.
Further updates are available on the Transport for London website.