Roadworks and closures

Road closures are a means of stopping all through traffic. Roads are usually closed by a barrier, with an emergency access gate for emergency service vehicles.

Where there is a road closure, a provision needs to be made for large vehicles to turn round. This is why roads are not generally closed in residential areas. Also road closures inconvenience residents as they make it more difficult for them to get to their homes.

Please note there is a charge related to occupying the public highway and for notices to be published to all statutory partners. All notices are published in advance of the works/road closure taking place; for this reason we need advance warning – please allow sufficient time for your application to be processed (nine weeks after confirmation of payment). Minimum of six weeks this also applies to road closures for events purposes.

Please call Network Management Team, Highways via Streetline on 020 73645004 to have emailed the road closure application form sent to appropriate officer.

Ongoing construction and utility works

To report damaged/dangerous work or general network enquiries

  • BT Openreach: 0800 0232023; 07918 168565
  • National Grid: 0845 835 1111
  • Thameswater: 0800 316 9800
  • UK Power Networks: 0845 601 4516
  • Virgin Media: 0800 694 1122
  • LBTH Contact Centre: 020 7364 5000
  • TfL Bus Operation: 020 8555 5353
  • TfL - Customer Service: 0343 222 1234
  • TfL website

You can log onto London Works to search for utility works in the borough.

How to navigate the site

  • First select a date range: you can search from two weeks in the past to three months in the future
  • Enter at least one search option (postcode, street name and/or borough): you can insert the postcode either full (e.g E14 2BG) or partial (E14) including correct spacing in postcodes. Adding a street name and/or borough will narrow your search results.

To perform your search, select one of the following options:

  • Show results as text: this will display road works that match your search criteria as text in a table with sortable columns.
  • Show results on map: this will display road works that match your search criteria on a map. You can use the map controls to move and zoom within the map. Clicking on a symbol on the map will show further details about the particular road works.

Temporary traffic restrictions

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – temporary traffic restrictions

The Transportation & Highways team controls temporary road traffic restrictions that might affect the streets where we live and work.

Most traffic restrictions are subject to the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984. Any bodies wishing to carry out any work on roads in the borough require permission to do so.

The following is a list of scheduled temporary prohibition of traffic notices:

Marsh Wall current and proposed construction and utility works

Marsh Wall/Heron Quay roundabout

Occupancy of highway to facilitate construction work duration in excess of two years.

End date: July 2019

Contact: Peter Barnicoat
Email: Peter.barnicoat@cwcontractors.com
Tel: 07891 815 762

Marsh Wall CPL site

Footway closure in excess of two years to facilitate development works.

End date: Mid 2019 (subject to review)

Contact: Dean Brooksby
Email: d.brooksby@chalegrove.co.uk
Tel: 020 7093 3637

Marsh Wall Wardian site

Footway closure in excess of two years from March 2017, to facilitate development.

Start date: March 2017

End date: March 2019 (subject to review)

Contact: Mark Mannerson
Email: MMannerson@ballymoregroup.com
Tel: 020 3006 2060

Marsh Wall Berkeley Holmes

Development next to South Quay DLR on private land with ongoing construction traffic along Marsh Wall.

End date: 2019 (subject to review)

Contact: Paul O'Sullivan
Email: Paul.OSullivan@berkeleygroup.co.uk
Tel: 020 7601 7300

Stopping order

New Roads and Street Work Act 1991
Section 58 Notice of Substantial Work

Tower Hamlets intends to carry out substantial carriageway resurfacing works.
The streets and limit of works in which carriageway resurfacing works will take place are listed in the table below:

Street names Limit of works
Ramsey Street, E2 Full Length
Buxton Street, E1 Between Deal St & Vallance Rd
Coate Street, E2 Full length
Eric Street Between Burdett Rd & Hamlets Way
Shipton Street, E2 Full length
Culloden Street, E14 Full length
West Arbour Street, E1 Full length
Chamber St, E1 Full length
Elwin St, E2 Full length
Emma Street, E2 Full length
Globe Road, E1 Between Roman Rd and Old Ford Rd
Tredegar Rd, E3 Between Coborn Rd and Old Ford Rd
Old Nichol Street, E2 Full length
Bonner Road, E2 Full length

Cobb Street

Full length
Wilmot Street, E2 Full length
Stewart Street, E14 Full length
Sly Street, E1 Full length
Westferry Road, E14 Between Arnham Place and Harbinger Rd
Westferry Road, E14 Between Harbinger Rd and East Ferry Rd
White Church Lane, E1 Full length
Cardigan Road, E3

Full length

Manchester Road Between Plevna St & Marshwall Junction
Rothbury Road Full Length


The works commenced in July 2014.

Subject to the exemption in the Act and regulations under it, no street works may be executed at any of the above mentioned locations for a period of 36 months from completion of the resurfacing works.

For further information, contact Simon Adigun on 020 7364 6936 or email Simon.adigun@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Contact us

For further information contact:

Public Realm
Mulberry Place (AH)
PO Box 55739
5 Clove Crescent
London
E14 1BY

Tel: 020 7364 5004
Fax: 020 7364 3121
Email: streetline@towerhamlets.gov.uk