Far north Qld’s unroadworthy roads exposed

10 July 2018 The Kennedy Highway has been named one of the worst roads in Queensland, with the results of RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey released today.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said this year’s survey attracted 1643 responses with more than 600 sub-standard roads nominated across Queensland.

“The Bruce Highway topped the list as Queensland’s most unroadworthy road,” Ms Ross said.

“The Kennedy Highway in far north Queensland also attracted a large number of complaints about the narrow, winding route up the Kuranda Range.

“Motorists were concerned with the lack of safe overtaking opportunities on the Kennedy – something made worse by the significant number of heavy vehicles using the road each day.”

Ms Ross said the results highlighted Queensland drivers’ main concerns and RACQ would use this feedback to inform its future infrastructure funding priorities.

“Sixty percent of respondents called out the condition of road surfaces and nearly half said narrow lanes or poor road shoulders were the main issues on local roads,” she said.

“We’ll be sending the results of this survey to State and Local Governments – Queensland drivers have spoken and now we need action.”

An interactive map of nominated roads could be found here with the full Unroadworthy Roads report available at www.racq.com/badroads.

Top 10 ‘Unroadworthy Roads’ by responses received:

Road # Responses
1 Bruce Highway 94
2 Alma Road, Dakabin 81
3 Mount Lindesay Highway 70
4 Kennedy Highway 64
=5 Henry Road, Griffin 50
=5 Pacific Motorway 50
7 Foxwell Road, Coomera 27
8 Yawalpah Road, Pimpama 25
9 Ipswich Boonah Road 23
10 D’Aguilar Highway 18