Time to call out Queensland's worst roads

RACQ has called on motorists across Queensland to identify the State’s worst roads and help influence change by taking part in the Club’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2020.

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Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the survey was now open to the public and encouraged Queenslanders to call out roads in poor condition and in urgent need of an upgrade.

“Whether it’s a road riddled with potholes, with poor signing, prone to flooding or those that are too narrow or hazardous, we want motorists to have their say so we can advocate for a fix,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Every driver is familiar with the frustrating and troublesome locations in their area and it’s that local knowledge which will help us get those roads upgraded.

“In our previous survey, more than 1600 responses nominated more than 600 sub-standard roads across Queensland.

“The Bruce Highway was rated Queensland’s most unroadworthy road. With a number of issues raised along the 1600km route, from congestion in the south east, to flooding risks and rough surfaces throughout the State – it’s clear drivers want it fixed.

“RACQ used the information from the survey to lobby for additional and accelerated improvements to be completed as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.”

Ms Ritchie said results from the 2020 survey would be used to help identify further improvements and ensure local, state and federal governments took action.

“By taking part you can point out current road issues and we can highlight these to our politicians so they can look to allocate funding to improve the condition of these roads and make them safer,” she said.

“The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and ends at midnight 3 November.

“It’s fully electronic with a Google Maps pin-point function so it’s easy to locate those troublesome spots on all devices, including mobile phones and tablets.

“Participants can also go into the draw to win one of two $250 EFTPOS gift cards.”

The survey could be accessed by visiting racq.com/badroads.