Long weekend traffic chugs as major highways hit with delays
The major highways heading to the coast just can’t catch a break, with several incidents causing heavy congestion for motorists heading out of Brisbane for the second consecutive day.
The long weekend exodus started early in the afternoon on Friday, creating at least 15 kilometres of delays on the Bruce Highway, M1 and Gateway Motorway.
Australian Traffic Network reporter Ben Mihan said that by 2pm on Saturday there were about 50 kilometres of on-and-off northbound delays between Burpengary and Sippy Downs on the Bruce Highway.
There were also more than 10 kilometres of southbound delays between Sippy Downs and Beerburrum on the Bruce Highway.
Mr Mihan said there were about 40 kilometres of on-and-off delays heading south along the M1 by 2pm, with patchy congestion stretching between Pimpama and Palm Beach.
There were also more than 5 kilometres of northbound delays on the M1 between Reedy Creek and Mudgeeraba.
Mr Mihan added that inner-city congestion was starting at 2pm, as the last of the Riverfire road closures came into effect, with traffic building along Boundary Street.