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Why is the rotherhithe tunnel closed in rush hour on a week day for 'tree pruning'? There was no notice given, and this has caused chaos in south east london. It took me 2 1/2 hours to do a minute journey to work. I had to double back to tower bridge through the single lanes and road closures on jamaica road. This is incompetence,

Reported in the Roadworks category anonymously at 13:23, Tue 17 December 2019

Sent to TfL 2 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS1892764.

Eloise Barnes SW8 4HS

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  • This is an emergency closure today and tomorrow for tree cutting. This is a health and safety issue due to the conditions of the trees. The works cannot be done overnight due to the location of trees. The Tunnel is closed from 9.00 am till 16.00pm each day during the pruning of 22 trees above the northern end of the tunnel which Tower Hamlets have identified as a safety risk following a tree health analysis report. We have implemented the traffic signal plans to assist traffic flow in the surrounding area. VMS is in place, Tweets sent to road users, and the TfL website updated.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 15:36, Tue 17 December 2019

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