Gympie Road, Chermside Among Queensland’s Congestion Hotspots

Gympie Road, Chermside has turned out to be among Queensland’s congestion hotspots, the latest RACQ Red Spot Congestion Survey revealed.

Survey respondents nominated more than 450 roads across the State as those which caused unnecessary delays, according to RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross.

Pacific Motorway topped the list of most troublesome roads in Queensland. Gympie Road — specifically Hamilton Road intersection, and Beams Road intersection — had the third most number of responses. Centenary Motorway, Bruce Highway, and South Pine Road round out the first five.

Queensland’s top 10 most congested roads

Road Name and Specific locations receiving the most responsesResponses
Pacific Motorway (Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme, Exits 41 to 57, and Varsity Lakes to Elanora) 260
Centenary Motorway (Ipswich Motorway to Toowong, and Logan Motorway interchange)117
Gympie Road (Hamilton Road intersection, and Beams Road intersection)113
Bruce Highway (Pine Rivers to Sunshine Coast)99
South Pine Road (Stafford Road intersection, and Eatons Crossing Road intersection)74
Eumundi Noosa Road (Grays Road intersection)53
Gateway Motorway (Wynnum Road and Old Cleveland Rd interchange areas and north of Deagon)53
Moggill Road (Kenmore to Chapel Hill (Kenmore Road intersection, and Brookfield Road intersection)52
Logan Road (Miles Platting Road and Padstow Road intersection, and Kessels Road and Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road intersection)51
Captain Cook Highway (Smithfield roundabout, Cairns Western Arterial Road roundabout, and Aeroglen township).49

Source:RACQ’s Red Spot Congestion Survey

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“We put the call out to motorists across Queensland, who are in the best position to identify problem spots, to help us pinpoint the locations which continually cause them frustration behind the wheel,” Ms Ross said.

“These ‘red spots’ may be due to a set of traffic lights taking too long to change, not enough lanes, delays at a rail crossing, or something completely different.”

The results of the survey will be made available to Federal, State, and Local Governments. RACQ will also use the data to help prioritize its advocacy work.

“More than 2,500 nominations came in from across Queensland, so it’s clear congestion is an issue that really grinds our gears. It costs us time and lost productivity, and that’s why we need to address it now,” she said.

“We’ll use this information to guide our policy and use it to lobby all tiers of for solutions to bottlenecked areas.”