Gold Coast police are urging motorists to plan their journeys around the Broadbeach area over the next few days due to the 2017 Broadbeach Blues Festival.
The event will be conducted over four days from, Thursday May 18 to Sunday May 21 with over 130,000 spectators expected to attend this year’s event.
Major Events Group Inspector Bruce Kuhn said that police will be present during the event to ensure public safety and minimal disruption to local residents and businesses throughout the festival.
Motorists travelling near the Broadbeach CBD area during the festival may experience delays due to road closures and diversions that will be in place.
Delays and traffic congestion are expected from 5pm, Thursday May 18 to 2am, Monday May 22 around the following areas:
• Surf Parade, Broadbeach (between Victoria Avenue, Queensland Avenue and Charles Avenue) – limited access to Taxi and Sofitel Hotel residents
• Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach (between Jubilee Ave and Federation Avenue);
• Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach (between Gold Coast Highway and Surf Parade);
• Local access only to Albert Avenue, Broadbeach (between Old Burleigh Road and Surf Parade)
• Taxi rank will be relocated to Surf Parade bus stop opposite the Sofitel Hotel (between Victoria Avenue and Charles Avenue)
Police would like to thank motorists for their patience during these disruptions.