Cairns drivers asked to pinpoint worst congestion hotspots

Cairns motorists have been urged to name and shame the roads which brought traffic to a halt across the region, as the latest RACQ Red Spot Congestion Survey kicked off.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said drivers were in the best position to identify regularly congested roads and intersections that made them see red.

“Whether it’s a particular set of traffic lights taking too long to change, delays at a rail crossing, or something completely different, we want Queenslanders to help us pinpoint the locations and issues delaying their travels,” Ms Ross said.

“Congestion doesn’t just hold us up and keep us from doing the things we want to do with our friends and family, it also costs the economy through loss of productivity, so it’s an important issue to address.”

Ms Ross said RACQ would use the results from the State-wide survey to help prioritise its advocacy work when it lobbied Local, State and Federal governments for infrastructure funding and improvements.

“Several spots identified in previous surveys have since received upgrades, including the Smithfield bypass, and funding has been secured for several Bruce Highway projects,” she said.

“More than 2,000 people had their say during the last survey and we encourage all Queenslanders to participate this time ‘round. You could win a $250 EFTPOS gift card.”

Queenslanders could complete RACQ’s Red Spot Congestion Survey at before 11.59pm on 6 March 2019.