Queensland’s unroadworthy roads exposed: RACQ

Queensland drivers have named and shamed the Bruce Highway as Queensland’s worst road, with the results of RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey released today.

Traffic on the Bruce Highway near Mackay

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RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said this year’s survey attracted 1643 responses with more than 600 sub-standard roads nominated across Queensland.

“The Bruce has been on RACQ’s priority list for years, and drivers agree, rating the highway Queensland’s most unroadworthy road,” Ms Ross said.

“Motorists raised a number of issues along the 1600 kilometre route, from congestion in the south east, to flooding risks and rough surfaces in the central Queensland section.

“It’s encouraging however to see the number of problems identified on the Bruce Highway has dropped since the last time we undertook this survey – this is likely due to the significant $8.5 billion upgrade program rolled out since 2013.”

Ms Ross said the results highlighted Queensland drivers’ main concerns and RACQ would use this feedback to inform its future infrastructure funding priorities.

“Sixty percent of respondents called out the condition of road surfaces and nearly half said narrow lanes or poor road shoulders were the main issues on local roads,” she said.

“We’ll be sending the results of this survey to State and Local Governments – Queensland drivers have spoken and now we need action.”

An interactive map of nominated roads could be found here with the full Unroadworthy Roads report available at www.racq.com/badroads.

Top 10 ‘Unroadworthy Roads’ by responses received:

Road # Responses
1 Bruce Highway 94
2 Alma Road, Dakabin 81
3 Mount Lindesay Highway 70
4 Kennedy Highway 64
=5 Henry Road, Griffin 50
=5 Pacific Motorway 50
7 Foxwell Road, Coomera 27
8 Yawalpah Road, Pimpama 25
9 Ipswich Boonah Road 23
10 D’Aguilar Highway 18