TFL Cycleway 4 construction, restrictions in place in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe

Jamaica Road and Lower Road in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe and nearby areas will be affected by the construction of the extension of the Cycleway 4 as part of Transport for London plans to expand the network of cycleways across the capital. Whether you use your car, public transport, cycle or walk, check out how roadworks can affect your journey.

You can use any of the tools online to help you find alternative routes

You can find more information for this scheme and other in other areas of London on TFL website

Cycleway 4

Cycleway 4 will create a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich. The first part of construction started on 5 July and is scheduled to finish in April 2020.

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From 5 July 2019

The lane restrictions on the Rotherhithe Roundabout and Jamaica Road mean that roads are likely to be extremely busy and delays are expected. For a quicker and easier journey use an alternative route. Otherwise you should allow more time for your journey.

If you are travelling westbound north of the river and need to cross, stay on the north bank and use Tower Bridge to avoid the work sites.

If you are already south of the river, use alternative roads such as the Old Kent Road (A2) or A2206 to make your journey to central London.

During the works there will be lane closures, parking restrictions and turning restrictions at different times on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road and borough roads.

When driving in the area please be aware of restrictions on travelling through Rotherhithe Tunnel.

Where possible, use public transport – tube and rail services will not be affected by the works.

For the latest information on how London roads are operating, check our traffic status updates.

Follow @TfLTrafficNews  on Twitter for news about traffic in London.


From 5 July 2019

Buses in the area are maintaining their routes. However, there may be delays on Tooley Street to Rotherhithe roundabout.

These routes may be delayed: 47, 188, 381, C10, P12, N199, 381, N381, 343 and RV1.

Check our bus status updates to find out how your bus may be affected. Follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for news about the bus network.


There are signs in place to help cyclists through the roadworks and we regularly review traffic management to make the area as safe as possible.

Use our cycle route map to find alternative routes for your journey.


Footpaths and pedestrian crossings will be open wherever possible, although there may be some temporary closures or diversions.

There are signs to safely guide you through the works area. Shops and businesses in the area will be open throughout the works, and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Other transport

Tube and rail services in the area are not affected. 

Use TFL travel tools

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel information.

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