Rolling road closures with Queen’s Baton relay

RACQ has urged Brisbane and Gold Coast residents to plan their travel carefully, as rolling road closures surrounding the Queen’s Baton Relay would impact traffic across the weekend.

The baton would pass through bayside suburbs and the CBD on Friday and Saturday before moving south through Helensvale and the Gold Coast over Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said road closures would start around an hour before the Baton was due in each suburb.

“The road closures won’t only impact drivers, but also public transport services in the region, so we’re urging people to be patient and plan ahead to avoid delays in travel,” Ms Ritchie said.

“It could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the baton, so we want people to get out and enjoy it – but it’s worth jumping online and doing a bit of research before you go along.”

Ms Ritchie said car access to some private properties would also be restricted.

“Getting in and out of properties along the baton bearer sections of the route could be difficult for up to three hours, so factor that into your Easter weekend plans too,” she said.

Easter Monday road closures would impact:

  • Hope Island from 8:00am until 8:45am
  • Paradise Point from 9:00am until 10:10am
  • Runaway Bay from 10:30am until 11:20am
  • Labrador from 11:25am until 12:00pm
  • Southport from 12:00pm until 12:15pm
  • Highland Park, Nerang from 2:10pm until 3:20pm
  • Asmore, Bundall from 4:30pm until 5:30pm.

Drivers could find detailed road closure information at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games website.