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Road closures and conditions

Road conditions can change quickly when incidents—such as vehicle crashes, dangerous weather, power outages, emergency roadworks and special events—occur.

In some cases, roads are closed and detours are set up to guide you around such incidents.

This can be to:

  • keep you away from danger
  • clear a hazard from an area
  • protect an area from getting damaged
  • help roadworks
  • help an event to run smoothly.

Signs and markers

To make sure you drive safely and correctly in bad conditions, and around road closures and restrictions, you must know the:

  • road closure signs
  • roadworks signs
  • guide and information signs
  • warning signs
  • regulatory signs
  • hazard markers.

Your keys to driving in Queensland provides more information on what the different road signs mean.

Road conditions and closure information

QLDTraffic provides real-time details of road closures and road conditions across Queensland.

Safe driving tips

We recommend you get traffic updates and plan your route before heading out on Queensland’s roads.

However, if you find yourself in unexpected conditions, make sure to drive as safely as possible.

View our tips for safe driving.

Never drive through floodwater

More than half of flood-related deaths are a result of driving through floodwater. Even if it looks calm, no one can predict what floodwater will do or what’s happened to the road underneath. Any amount of swift flowing water can sweep away your car, no matter what you drive. Don’t risk it.

If it’s flooded, forget it. Always have a Plan B.

Get traffic updates before you leave

As a motorist, it’s a good idea to check our real-time traffic updates and alerts before you head out on Queensland’s roads. Avoiding incidents and traffic build-ups can save you time and keep you away from danger.

See traffic updates and alerts to find out how.

Report a road in need of repair

You can help us to keep Queensland’s roads safe by reporting dangerous streets and roads.

Find out how to report a road needing repair.

Last updated
27 March 2017
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