Road closures rev up for Gold Coast 600

The State’s peak motoring body has warned motorists several road closures would be in effect from today, ahead of the Gold Coast 600 this weekend.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said residents and visitors who planned to travel through the heart of the Glitter Strip would encounter traffic changes before, during and after the event, which would run from Friday to Sunday.

“There will be partial and full road closures in place between Southport and Surfers Paradise this week, as streets like Main Beach Parade, Breaker Street, Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Hill Parade are transformed into the race circuit,” Ms Ritchie said. 

“The southbound lanes of the Gold Coast Highway from Tedder Avenue to Ferny Avenue will be closed, but the northbound lanes will be used to keep traffic flowing in both directions until 5am on 29 October. 

“Drivers will need to be patient and avoid the area if possible. Also, take care where they park as two-hour restrictions will be in place near the track.”

Ms Ritchie said the best way to get to the Supercars would be by light rail, with 150 additional services to run for the event.

“Public transport is the easiest way to get around and avoid the hassle of road closures and parking. Best of all, it’s free for racegoers who hold a pre-purchased ticket.”
Information on road closures could be found RACQ’s Road Conditions website.

The following road closures are in effect from 21 - 29 October:

Main Beach Parade, Breaker Street, Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Hill Parade become one way in an anti-clockwise direction.

Southbound lanes of the Gold Coast Highway from Tedder Avenue to Ferny Avenue are closed and Northbound lanes will operate as a two-way system.