Drivers on notice for widespread road closures for Riverfire

RACQ has warned revellers to plan their journeys wisely on Saturday (25 September) with almost 70 roads and walkways closed for this year’s Brisbane Riverfire.
Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said areas around Kangaroo Point, the CBD, Southbank, New Farm and Mt Coot-tha would be shut for safety reasons for the event from early Saturday morning.

“Some roads along Kangaroo Point Cliffs will be closed from as early as 6am on Saturday, while the main streets in Southbank will shut around 4pm and the Story Bridge at 6:15pm,” Ms Ritchie said

“The Captain Cook Bridge will be under traffic control from 6:45pm to 7:15pm with all roads expected to be reopened by midnight.

“More than half a million people typically turn out across the River City for this event, so we’re really urging people to consider leaving their cars at home and planning alternative travel options well in advance.

“Every year this event is held we see drivers get stung by parking infringement notices for failing to realise the restrictions for some on-street parking.”

Ms Ritchie said there would be extra public transport services on Saturday to cater for the expected crowds.

“Buses and trains will be free for two hours from 7:30pm at several stops in the city and around Southbank and Woolloongabba,” she said.

“Those wanting to catch ferries are encouraged to travel early to avoid delays as services will be halted between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.”

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