Major Glasgow roads reopen after weeks of COP26 closures

The city had been braced for 'extreme' traffic disruption as a large area was locked down.

Major Glasgow roads reopen after weeks of COP26 closures © Google Maps 2022
The Expressway was shut down on October 23 and was used as the main access route for motorcades into COP26 at the SEC.

Major roads, closed for the UN climate summit in Glasgow, have reopened on Monday morning.

The Clydeside Expressway, the Squinty Bridge and other major routes around the Scottish Exhibition Centre are running again having been closed for more than two weeks.

The city had been braced for “extreme” traffic disruption as a large area was locked down.

The Expressway was shut down on October 23 and was used as the main access route for motorcades into COP26 at the SEC.

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The Clyde Arc, commonly known as the Squinty Bridge, was closed to vehicle traffic with concrete barriers in place as the area by the River Clyde was shut down for the summit.

Finnieston Street, from Houldsworth Street to Lancefield Quay, closed on October 24 but was reopened at 6am on November 15.

However, Congress Way, Finnieston Quay, Tunnel Street, Stobcross Road (section parallel to A814) and Castlebank Street, are still closed and are not expected to be open until November 21.

Congress Road will reopen on November 17.