Gold Coast’s worst roads have been named and shamed

Gold Coasters have named and shamed our city’s worst roads in the latest survey by the RACQ.

The Red Spot Congestion Survey took in more than 2,500 responses from around Queensland.

And it’s no secret, the Pacific Motorway clocked the top spot as the ‘most congested road’ in Queensland.


RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross says Queenslanders are in the best position to identify trouble spots, and that the RACQ will use the information to help prioritise its advocacy work.

“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.

“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.

“We’ll use this information to lobby all tiers of government for solutions to bottlenecks,” Ms Ross said.

Gold Coast’s worst roads according to RACQ’s Red Spot Congestion Survey:

– Pacific Motorway (Eight Mile Plains to Loganholme, Exits 41 to 57, and Varsity Lakes to Elanora)
– Mt Lindesay Highway (Browns Plains to Jimboomba, and Green Road and Greenbank Road intersections)
– Gold Coast Highway (Pine Ridge Road, Thomas Drive and Hooker Boulevard intersections)
– Foxwell Road (Learning Street and Amity Road intersections)
– Southport Burleigh Road (Christine Avenue, Reedy Creek Road and Markeri Street intersections).