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Traffic masterplan for Games revealed

DETAILS have been revealed of the road closures and parking restrictions which will be put in place during the Commonwealth Games.

Organisers say the tough restrictions are needed to keep the city moving and protect people and businesses around venues.

Maps have been produced which cover the impact of the measures on all areas of the city where athletes will be going for gold. They highlight which roads will be closed, where right and left turns will be banned and the routes where competitors and others officially involved with the sporting extravaganza will have priority.

There are also details of the huge number of streets which will have waiting or loading restrictions imposed.

View the traffic masterplan here

The maps cover Hampden. Scotstoun, Kelvingrove lawn bowls centre and the bandstand, Toillcross International Swimming Centre, Ibrox, Glasgow Green, the SECC precinct and the area which includes Celtic Park, the Emirates Arena and Athletes' Village.

There are also maps for Cathkin Braes mountain bike trails and Strathclyde Country Park.

Glasgow 2014 says the plans have been brought in to ensure residents and workers can park near their homes and businesses.

Parking restrictions will be in place on streets up to 20 minutes from venues with residents issued with free permits.

They will also ensure Games related transport, including that provided for athletes and officials, is able to get to venues in time.

Project manager George Vincent said: "It may not be business as usual but it will be business as unusual and all businesses need to plan ahead."

For full details the planned traffic and road restrictions go to www.getreadyglasgow.com

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