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Road impacts

Road impacts

There will be a range of road impacts as a result of increased traffic demands, road based events and associated detours and closures.

It is important for you to be aware of these impacts so you can plan ahead and get set for the games so you can get to where you need to go, and on time!

These impacts include a combination of:

  • Road event routes 
  • Local traffic management 
  • Road closures and detours, and 
  • M1 impacts  

Road closures & details

Temporary road closures and security measures will be required in some areas across the event cities and will affect travel and access in and around affected areas.

We will provide predicted road impacts within affected areas, enabling you to start planning your travel in advance, know what areas to avoid and at what times.

Specific information on road closures and impacts are available under each area listed below. Some locations are still being finalised and more detailed information will be available soon.

Road event routes

The program of events for GC2018 includes road-based competition and non-competition events:

These events will have an additional impact on the Games Route Network (GRN) as well as traffic within surrounding areas, with access to properties and some businesses restricted.

Additional measures, including temporary road closures, traffic diversions and security measures will be required in some areas to accommodate events and spectators.

Details of these temporary changes will be available early 2018.

Local traffic management

A range of local traffic management measures will be implemented across the Games cities to ensure athletes and the Games family to get to events in time including:

  • local parking restrictions
  • local access permits
  • changes to access points, and
  • changes to local traffic signage.

More information on these changes will be available in 2018.

These measures will be implemented across the Games Route Network (GRN) at the Gold Coast as well as within the other Games cities.

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 going to occur 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.

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