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Plan now to avoid COP26 disruption, Logistics UK advises members


Logistics UK has advised its members to prepare for significant delays and disruption ahead of the international COP26 conference.

Scheduled to take place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, COP26 will lead to the closure of three main routes into the city: Clydeside Expressway, Finnieston Street and the Clyde Arc (sometimes dubbed the ‘squinty bridge’).

These routes are scheduled to be closed from the weekend of 23/24 October, when the security cordon and fencing will start being put into place, and will remain closed until Monday 15 November.

Glasgow-based Mags Simpson, Head of Policy Engagement, Logistics UK, said: “You do not have to be a Scottish-based business to be affected by these closures. Any logistics business that plans to operate within the Central Belt of Scotland over the coming months is likely to be impacted.  We would recommend that members start contingency planning now, so that they can avoid the worst of what is expected to be significant disruption to traffic flows.”

Glasgow City Council (GCC) has confirmed that all of the roads that will be affected by closures and has published maps on its Get Ready Glasgow website.

“I would ask members not to underestimate the scale of disruption that this event is likely to have on Glasgow and the surrounding trunk road network of Scotland,” Mags Simpson continued, “With so many world leaders and dignitaries descending upon the city on 31 October and 1 November, it is reasonable to expect significant delays.”

*www.logistics.org.uk/environment

Published On: 26/08/2021 16:00:14

 

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