Silvertown Crossing

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is your current thinking about how the proposed new crossing will connect into local roads to reduce the risk of rat-running?


Answer for Silvertown Crossing

Answer for Silvertown Crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Silvertown Crossing is designed to connect to strategically important roads that are capable of handling the predicted traffic flows. In this way the new crossing will help to relieve the existing congestion, reliability and resilience problems on the strategic road network related to the Blackwall Tunnel and in turn relieve related problems on the surrounding local road network.

On the south side, the new crossing connects with the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach with dedicated slip-roads in each direction. On the north side, the new crossing connects to the Tidal Basin roundabout at the grade-separated junctions with the A1020 Silvertown Way/Lower Lea Crossing. The roundabout geometry will be modified to achieve high-capacity links to and from the Lower Lea Crossing and from there connect to key strategic routes (A13, A12 and A1261). The design of the highway tie-ins are the subject of ongoing discussions with the borough highway authorities and a key consideration is minimising impact on local roads whilst providing adequate access and connectivity for local residents and businesses.