Riverside Expressway closed for 10 nights

RACQ urged Brisbane drivers to plan alternate routes when the Riverside Expressway temporarily closed on selected nights over the next three weeks for construction on the Queen’s Wharf development.
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Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said starting from Tuesday 27 April the southbound lanes of the Riverside Expressway between Tank Street and Alice Street would be shut between 9pm and 5am on intermittent nights.

“A 60-tonne steel structure is being moved into position above the Riverside Expressway, so for obvious safety reasons, drivers will need to avoid the area,” Ms Ritchie said.

“The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct is one of the city’s biggest developments, so unfortunately these night-time closures are a necessary inconvenience.

“Motorists travelling after 9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over the next three weeks will be diverted around the southbound lanes of the Riverside Expressway. There’ll also be one Sunday night closure on 16 May.”

Ms Ritchie said there were several alternative routes motorists could use.

“During the works, drivers heading south will need to use the Go Between Bridge, William Jolly Bridge, the Story Bridge or go via Alice, George and Roma Streets,” she said.

“The toll on the Go Between Bridge will be waived for southbound traffic, but free travel is only valid when the Riverside Expressway is closed for those night time works, so make sure you’re paying close attention to the time you’re using it or you could be charged.

“Motorists who miss those alternative route options will be diverted around the road closure and into the city via the Alice Street on-ramp.

“It’s important motorists to pay attention to the changed traffic conditions, allow extra time and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signposted routes.”

The work was expected to be completed by 5am Monday 17 May 2021.

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