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Major road closures as Glasgow 2018 cycle races under way

Thousands of spectators are expected to watch the cycling time trials on Wednesday.

Cycling: Races under way in Glasgow (file pic).
Cycling: Races under way in Glasgow (file pic). Scottish Cycling

Heavy traffic is expected in the centre of Glasgow during road closures for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

Thousands of spectators are expected to watch the men and women's cycling time trials in the city on Wednesday.

There are significant road closures in place along the route of the races from morning to night, including around Junction 15 of the M8.

Roads at the far ends of the track at Glasgow Green and the Riverside Museum are expected to be especially congested.

European Championships director Colin Hatley said: "In order to deliver this exciting event, we're asking the travelling public to play their part and help us to deliver this amazing event by planning their journeys in advance and encouraging employers to allow staff to work flexibly, where possible.

"Public transport or active travel are the best options, whether you're going to watch the day's sporting events or commuting to and from work.

"The local road network and motorways will all be very busy, so avoid using the car if you can.

"If you need to use your car, please think about sharing vehicles with friends or colleagues and avoiding the peak periods throughout the day."

Areas of congestion.
Areas of congestion. Glasgow City Council

There will be a rolling programme of road closures within the sector starting at 02:00 on Wednesday and these roads will reopen in a phased manner from 17:00. 

All roads will be fully re-opened no later than 21:00.

The advice for those living in or travelling through affected areas is to head to getreadyglasgow.com for more info - you can also check Traffic Scotland for live travel information, including congested roads and problem spots.

Information on the Time Trial course has been split into a number of sectors with maps showing you the streets/roads within your areas that will be impacted.

Click on your sector to find out more

Riverside Museum, Beith Street and Byres Road

Great Western Road, Cleveden Road, Cowal Road and Maryhill Road

Milngavie Road, Glasgow Road

Auchenhowie Road, Balmore Road

Glasgow Road, Strathblane Road, Milngavie Road

Strathblane Road

Glen Road, Main Street (Lennoxtown), Campsie Road, Main Street (Torrance)

Torrance Road, Kirkintilloch Road

Kirkintilloch Road, Springburn Road

Springburn Road, Stirling Road, Cathedral Street, North Hanover Street, George Square, South Frederick Street, Ingram Street, High Street, London Road, Glasgow Green

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