Motorists beware of ANZAC Day traffic changes

The State’s peak motoring body has reminded motorists in Brisbane and the Gold Coast of road closures and changed traffic conditions due to ANZAC Day commemorations.

Road closures were expected to impact streets around Anzac Square for the Dawn Service from 2am and then throughout the Brisbane CBD for the ANZAC Parade from 4am until mid-afternoon.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie reminded drivers to plan their trips.

“Drivers will need to be patient around the city during the service and the parades,” Ms Ritchie said.

“We’d urge Queenslanders to join the commemorations, but to check any changes to road conditions and to plan your travel ahead of time.”

Ms Ritchie reminded drivers there would be plenty of public transport options available for those wanting to honour veterans.

“Bus, train and ferry services will be operating on the Sunday timetable, so even those wanting to catch public transport to the Dawn Service will be able to get there.”

The following roads will be closed from 2am to 5am for the Dawn Service in Anzac Square:

  • full closure of Adelaide Street, between North Quay and Wharf Street
  • full closure of Ann Street, between Edward Street and Creek Street
  • full closure of Edward Street, between Ann Street and Queen Street.

The following roads will be closed from 4am to 11am for the parade:

  • full closure of Charlotte Street, between George Street and Creek Street.

The following roads will be closed from 4am to 3pm for the parade:

  • full closure of Adelaide Street, between North Quay and Wharf Street
  • full closure of Albert Street, between Adelaide Street and Mary Street
  • full closure of Burnett Lane between George Street and Albert Street
  • full closure of Charlotte Street, between George Street and Albert Street
  • full closure of Creek Street, between Ann Street and Charlotte Street
  • full closure of Eagle Lane, between Eagle Street and Creek Street
  • full closure of Edward Street, between Ann Street and Mary Street
  • full closure of Elizabeth Street off ramp, from the Riverside Expressway
  • full closure of Elizabeth Street, between William Street and Creek Street
  • full closure of George Street, between Ann Street and Margaret Street
  • full closure of Market Street, between Charlotte Street and Mary Street
  • full closure of Mary Street, between George Street and Albert Street
  • full closure of North Quay, at the Victoria Bridge intersection, access to Victoria Bridge outbound only
  • full closure of Queen Street, between William Street and Wharf Street
  • Victoria Bridge inbound will be closed, outbound traffic via North Quay will be maintained
  • full closure of William Street, between North Quay and Stephens Lane.

Motorists can expect delays and traffic congestion at the following road closures on the Gold Coast:

Currumbin: 2am to 8.30am
• Gold Coast Highway exits to Duringan Street
• Woodgee Street
• Teemangum Street
• Murraba Street – 10:00am to 12:00pm
• Duringan Street from Pacific Motorway overpass to Fielding Street
• This will affect access to Thrower Drive, Fielding Street, Philip Street and Mitchell Avenue

Upper Coomera: 7:30am to 11:30am
• Reserve Road north from Gawler Place
• Tamborine-Oxenford Road between Reserve Road and John Muntz causeway
• Charlies Crossing Road on approach to Tamborine-Oxenford Road

Runaway Bay: 9am to 10:15am
• Sports Drive
• Morala Avenue from Simbai Street to Lae Drive

Southport: 3:30am to 11am
• Gold Coast Highway from Ada Bell Way to Nind Street
• Access to Nerang Street from Gold Coast Highway
• Short Street
• Marine Parade between Short Street and Gold Coast Highway

Surfers Paradise: 4:30am to 6am
• Beach Road at intersection with Remembrance Drive
• Surfers Paradise Boulevard at intersection with Hanlan Street
• The Esplanade from the Soul building to Trickett Street between 11:00am to 1:30pm
• The Esplanade from the Soul building to Hanlan Street
• Surfers Paradise Boulevarde at intersection with Elkhorn Avenue
• Cavill Avenue between the Esplanade and Ferny Avenue

Burleigh Heads: 4am to 4:40am and 8am to 10am
• James Street
• Connor Street from Park Ave to Gold Coast Highway

Nerang: 9am to 11am
• Nerang Street from Ferry Street and at intersections with White and Lavelle Street

Springbrook: 10am until 10:30am
• Springbrook Road from Forestry Road to Carricks Road

Mudgeeraba: 3pm to 5:30pm
• Railway Parade from Swan Lane to Elsie Laver Park

Robina: 8am to 10am
• Robina Town Centre Drive from San Antonio Court to Robina Parkway.