Commuters from Inverclyde are being urged to plan ahead when travelling to Glasgow in the run-up to and during major climate change conference COP26, with severe transport congestion expected in and around the city.
The conference takes place from October 31 to November 12, however, road closures take effect from today (23 October). Disruption from protests is also expected.
Next weekend (30/31 October}, Monday 1 November, Tuesday 2 November and Saturday 6 November will all be particularly busy and commuters should expect severe delays.
It’s estimated around 4,200 commuters from Inverclyde head to Glasgow each day.
Nicola Blaney, head of events resilience at Transport Scotland, said:
“The scale of COP26 is unprecedented in terms of the impact it will have on our transport networks.
“This is due to a combination of road closures around the SEC, including the Clydeside Expressway which will be closed from Saturday 23 October to Sunday 14 November, and the additional demand on the network from those attending the conference.
“We’d urge everyone to stay informed and plan ahead to make the right journeys at the right times so we can keep Glasgow and the Central Belt moving as the region takes to the world stage for this once-in-a-lifetime event.”
Information is available on the Get Ready Glasgow website www.getreadyglasgow.com. It provides details on alternative routes, local road closure dates and where local access will be maintained. It also includes maps highlighting where and when impacts are most likely.