GLASGOW workers are being advised to work from home this week as the city’s roads prepare to go into lockdown for three days.

Europe’s elite cyclists will take part in the Men’s and Women’s Cycling Time Trial events on Wednesday, August 8.

Thousands of spectators are expected across both the Men’s and Women’s routes, which will take in a number of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire’s most famous sights on its northbound route towards Stirling.

FULL LIST: All the Glasgow road closures in place for the 2018 European Championships cycling event

There will be almost 100 road closures in place along the route, including restrictions around junction 15 of the M8 from early morning until late at night.

Heavy congestion is expected in the City Centre and surrounding areas, particularly around the start and finish at Riverside Museum and Glasgow Green.

Restrictions are expected to come into force on Monday afternoon and will last until late into Wednesday.

With Celtic also hosting their Champions League tie against AEK Athens in the evening, spectators, businesses, and local residents are being encouraged to plan ahead for the day of the event.

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Championships director Colin Hartley said: “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.”

READ MORE: Here are ALL the Glasgow road closures over the 2018 European Championships

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson, added: “I’d urge people to visit where there is a raft of advice and links to resources to plan their journey in advance and encourage businesses and major employers to take a more flexible approach to working, if possible. Football supporters headed to Celtic Park should also follow this travel advice.

“The Get Ready Glasgow website and Traffic Scotland mobile site have travel information and advice, tailored for Wednesday, August 8.”

A tweet from the Get Ready Glasgow team advised commuters: “The Glasgow 2018 Time Trial events will take place this Wednesday, with closures around junction 15 westbound causing delays and congestion. Please avoid the area and work from home if you can. For more information, visit”

To see the full list of closures, click here.