Drivers warned of full Riverside Expressway closure

RACQ has warned drivers of changed road conditions this weekend when Brisbane’s busy Riverside Expressway closed for three nights while major construction works took place on the Queen’s Wharf development.
Riverside expressway closure
Club spokesperson Lucinda Ross said from 10pm Friday 18 June to 5am Monday 21 June the expressway would be shut to traffic in both directions between the Elizabeth and Margaret Street off ramps.

“A significant section of the new Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge, linking Queen’s Wharf with South Bank, is being lifted into position above the roadway, so for obvious operational and safety reasons the area needs to be clear of traffic,” Ms Ross said.

“Drivers will need to seek alternative routes, using the William Jolly Bridge or Story Bridge, or they can go via the Go Between Bridge or Clem 7 Tunnel, which will both be toll-free during the closure in both directions.

“The Captain Cook Bridge will be open so motorists can still reroute through the city, if need be, via the Turbot Street exit from the north and Margaret Street exit from the south.”

Ms Ross said police and traffic controllers would be helping to direct traffic during the closure.

“There’ll be officers stationed on the roadway and at intersections within the CBD to help reroute drivers,” she said.

“The Bicentennial Bikeway along the river will stay open during the works, but controllers will be stagnating the flow of riders during major overhead heavy lifts.”

The following accesses and on-ramps to the Riverside Expressway would be closed:
• North Quay access to the Riverside Expressway from Coronation Drive
• North Quay access to the Riverside Expressway, adjacent Tank Street
• North Quay access to the Riverside Expressway, adjacent Ann Street
• Ann Street eastbound access to the Riverside Expressway
• Alice Street westbound on-ramp
• Stanley Street on-ramp
• Cornwall Street on-ramp.

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