Locals name Queensland’s most congested roads

13 December 2017 RACQ has called on the re-instated Queensland Government to urgently fix roads, after the State’s worst gridlock locations were named and shamed by locals.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said several roads were identified by drivers as causing unnecessary delays in the motoring organisation’s Red Spot Congestion Survey.

Respondents rated the Pacific Motorway as the most troublesome road in the State, and six of the top 10 worst roads were located in Brisbane.

“We asked motorists right around Queensland to pinpoint exact locations with bumper to bumper traffic which led to frustration behind the wheel,” Ms Smith said.

“These ‘red spots’ could be the result of not enough lanes, ill-sequenced traffic lights or delays at level crossings.”

Ms Smith said it was vital the recently re-elected Palaszczuk Government delivered on promises to upgrade roads.

“We know there’s work taking place to alleviate congestion and reduce travel times on some of these roads, but there’s still plenty more work to be done,” she said.

“We’ll be using the results of this survey to form our policy positions and continue to lobby both local and State governments to come up with solutions to other bottlenecked areas.”

Rank Road name Specific location(s)
1 Pacific Motorway Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme, Exits 41 to 57, and Mudgeeraba to Tugun
2 Centenary/Western Mwy Ipswich Motorway to Toowong and at Logan Motorway interchange, and Carole Park
3 Bruce Highway Pine Rivers to Sunshine Coast
4 Mt Lindesay Highway Browns Plains to Jimboomba
5 Captain Cook Highway Cairns City to Kennedy Highway
6 South Pine Road Stafford Road and Eatons Crossing Road intersections
7 Gateway Motorway Nudgee Service Centre merge
8 Gympie Road Beams Road and Hamilton Road intersections
9 Sunshine Motorway Kawana Way intersection, Sippy Downs and at Nicklin Way
10 Moggill Road Kenmore and Chapel Hill

The results of RACQ’s Red Spot Survey can be viewed at: www.racq.com/redspot.