Named and shamed: Gold Coast roads among the most ‘unroadworthy’ in Qld

The results are in!

Queensland drivers have named and shamed the Bruce Highway as Queensland’s worst road.

A number of Gold Coast roads including Foxwell Road at Coomera and Yawalpah Road in Pimpama also made the list, which was revealed in the RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey released today.


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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.”

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.”

Top 10 ‘Unroadworthy Roads’ by responses received:

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

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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