Pack your patience in Anzac long weekend traffic

RACQ has warned Queenslanders to prepare for traffic delays as tens of thousands were expected to head away for the Anzac Day long weekend.
Traffic on the Bruce Highway
Club spokesperson Clare Hunter said the major south east Queensland corridors were likely to be heavily congested from Friday afternoon.

“The Bruce Highway heading to the Sunshine Coast and the Pacific Motorway heading south is usually chockers leading into long weekends,” Ms Hunter said.

“Road works on the Bruce Highway will add to drivers’ frustrations, with upgrades at Caloundra to the Sunshine Motorway, Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way and the Deception Bay interchange all requiring an 80 km/h roadwork speed limit.

“Traffic will also be moving slowly through the road works on the Pacific Motorway from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, with speed limits reduced keep motorists and roadside workers safe.

“It will be busy but it’s important everyone sticks to the posted speed limit, pack your patience and remain calm if you get caught in the congestion.”

Ms Hunter urged drivers to give themselves extra time and consider staggering their departure times to avoid the rush.

“If you can leave a little earlier today, later tonight or early tomorrow morning, you may find you escape the worst of the traffic,” she said.

“Not matter when you leave please make sure you’re well rested and able to drive carefully. Don’t speed or drive drunk, on drugs or distracted and make sure everyone wears their seatbelts.

Rain is predicted in areas in the south east on Monday so remember to drive to the changing road conditions on your return.

‘With 85 people killed in Queensland crashes already this year, we each need to make a real commitment to road safety to ensure everyone arrives at their destination.”

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