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Road closures and impacts

There are a range of temporary road closures, security measures and other impacts in place as a result of increased traffic demands, road based events and associated detours and closures.

Games Lanes are dedicated traffic lanes in place for accredited vehicles to use during GC2018. They were activated over the weekend of 30 March – 2 April and have been deactivated from 5am on Monday 16 April 2018.

M1 speed reductions have also been lifted.


Road closures in your local area

Temporary road closures are in place across the GC2018 Event Cities. See below for the list of road closures by local area.

Note: Some road re-opening times have changed, as detailed on the local area road closures tables. On-street parking and loading times may differ from road re-opening times.

Please ensure you check, and comply with, the signage in place.

Road Closure sign

Travel impacts map and journey planner

The GC2018 Journey Planner and Interactive Map are no longer available following the conclusion of the Games.

To plan your journey on public transport, use the TransLink Journey Planner.

Our interactive map planning tool was available to see how your travel in your area each day of GC2018 may be affected.

The GC2018 Journey Planner made organising your travel a breeze. Journey options include public transport (including shuttle bus locations and schedules for events), cycling, walking, and the ability to locate dedicated park ‘n’ ride locations and book a park.

The GC2018 Journey Planner supported and enabled you to:

  • plan your trip and get to your event comfortably and on time
  • find out about accessible services to the Games
  • know the best time to leave to get to your event on time
  • understand all suitable travel options.

Parking and local traffic management

A range of local traffic management measures are being implemented across the Games cities to ensure athletes and their families get to events on time, including:

For more information on these changes, visit the location pages linked at the top of this page. These measures will be implemented across the Games Route Network (GRN) on the Gold Coast as well as within the other Games cities.

To support security requirements and minimise the risk of congestion, no spectator parking will be provided at any sporting venue. There are many options to access events with considerably more public transport services operating across the transport network.

M1 impacts

Traveling along the M1 (the main arterial road between the Gold Coast and Brisbane) during the Games will bring significant transport challenges and impacts.

A range of changes are occurring to the M1 leading up to the Games to ensure the smooth transport of athletes and officials to and from venues during the Games, as well as ensuring business as usual between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

For more information on these changes, refer to M1 access and impacts.

Waterways impacts

Waterways are a great way to travel around the coast and they are very popular in the Gold Coast area. Waterways will be impacted during the Games, however some areas will be impacted differently - changes include:

  • access changes
  • new Protective Security Zones
  • pontoons, boat ramps and bridges.

Visit our waterways section for more information.

Venue construction and planned maintenance

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be staged from 4–15 April 2018. It will be the most significant sporting event in Australia this decade and the largest that Queensland has ever hosted.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will bring daily changes to how our city operates and increased pressure to our roads – before, during and after the Games.

There will be local changed traffic conditions in and around parking and venue sites as they are constructed in preparation for the Games. Works will start at different times, depending on the requirements of each location. View more information on construction works occurring in each area.

Changes to business as usual practices and procedures will be necessary to support GC2018 and keep our city operating. Your organisation will be impacted by these temporary changes. In support of GC2018 operations, a moratorium on construction and programmed maintenance activities will be applied in selected Gold Coast precincts and road corridors.

Please view the Moratorium on Construction (PDF 230KB) for more information.

Level crossing changes

With increased services on the Gold Coast line, level crossings could be activated more often, at different times of the day and for longer periods.

Because of this, there may be congestion around the following level crossings from 5 - 15 April 2018 and road users should stay patient.

Fairlie Terrace, Rocklea

Beenleigh Road, Kuraby

Boundary Road, Coopers Plains

Oates Avenue, Woodridge

Stones Road, Sunnybank

Station Road, Bethania

Nathan Road, Runcorn

Bonemill Road, Runcorn

Warrigal Road, Runcorn

Holmview Road, Holmview

Spanns Road, Holmview


If you can, plan ahead and consider re-routing your journey to avoid level crossings.

We encourage everyone to stay safe by obeying the signs and signals at level crossings.

Alternative routes

Maps of suggested alternative routes around the impacted level crossings are available to help re-plan your journey:

No alternative routes are available for Holmview Road, Holmview and Station Road, Bethania and road users should plan ahead if they’re travelling during GC2018.

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