Bikeway closures and detours

Cyclists riding bikes along RiverWalk

Before cycling in Brisbane, check the temporary bikeway and shared path closures and detours that may affect your bike ride.

To report damaged or blocked bikeways and pathways, or for more information on current closures, phone Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888.

To receive updates about current bikeway projects, closures and detours, sign up to Cycling Brisbane to receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter for members.

Application for closure

If you would like to apply for a full or partial closure of a bikeway or shared pathway for an event or activity, download the:

Current and scheduled closures

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Riverside Drive Bikeway under Merivale Rail Bridge

Queensland Rail is constructing a walkway on the Merivale Rail Bridge and steps beside the pillar adjacent to the Riverside Drive Bikeway. There may be minor closures of the shared path when equipment and material is moved into place. As well, a temporary detour may be in place due to heavy lifting equipment needing to be in place under the bridge. Traffic controllers will be in place to assist users.

A tree also needs to be trimmed near the rail bridge. This may also require partial closures.

The work will commence on 19 September and completion is anticipated on 21 October, weather permitting. Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution while the work is being undertaken.

For further information, phone Steve Hudy, Project Manager, on 0434 610 473.

Riverside Expressway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be carrying out rehabilitation and maintenance works on top and under the Riverside Expressway (REX) on the piers and the on and off ramps.

During these investigation works, the Bicentennial Bikeway under REX will remain open, however there will be changes to cycling conditions. Cyclists may need to reduce speed and/or dismount for short distances from time to time. Directional signage will be in place.

Works are expected to be carried out from Sunday 4 January 2016 until late December 2016, weather and construction conditions permitting. Works will occur during the following times:

  • day works will be carried out Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm
  • ​night works will be carried out Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 6am
  • some weekend works.

Night work is required for some activities to avoid traffic congestion and ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

The following impacts may be expected during works:

  • minor traffic delays (reduced speed limits, partial lane closures) on REX during night works
  • the Bicentennial Bikeway under the REX will remain open during the works, however cyclists may need to reduce speed and/or dismount from time to time
  • additional work lighting, dust and noise (machinery and reversing vehicle beepers)
  • traffic controllers and signage will be in place to ensure safety of road workers, cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

Cyclists are requested to follow the directions of road signage and traffic controllers.

For further information about this project, email the project team or phone 13QGOV (13 74 68) during business hours.


Moreton Bay Cycleway - Boondall Railway Station to Boondall North Railway Station - bikeway closure and detour

The bikeway from Boondall Railway Station to Boondall North Railway Station will be closed from June 2016 until the end of 2016 due to bridge construction of the Gateway Upgrade North (GUN) project at the Sandgate Road overpass.

An alternative bikeway has been constructed on the northern side of the Gateway Motorway from the Boondall Environment Centre to the existing bikeway that crosses Cabbage Tree Creek to Blackwood Street in Deagon.

Please contact the project team on 1800 607 755 or at for further information.


Jack Pesch Bridge - Chelmer side

Queensland Rail (QR) is undertaking work beside the approach to the bridge on the Chelmer side. Workers are accessing the site by using the shared pathway off Wharf Street and may also be moving equipment and materials to the site at times.

Advance warning signs have been placed on each approach to advise cyclists and pedestrians of the presence of workers.

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to slow down and watch for any workers at the location.

For further information, contact QR on 13 16 17.


Veloway 1, Pacific Highway

Stage D of Veloway 1 is under construction. Stage D will run between O’Keefe Street, Woolloongabba and Lewisham Street, Greenslopes. Stage D will not be open to cyclists until all four sections are completed. This stage will be constructed in the existing road corridor with the alignment sitting between the Pacific Motorway and the South East Busway. Find out about construction impacts for Stage D. This project is being delivered by Department of Transport and Main Roads.


Toowong Bikeway - shared pathway at 20 Benson Street

The shared pathway at this development site is to be reconstructed. To reduce the inconvenience to pedestrians and cyclists, the work will be conducted at night between 8pm and 5am from 28 August to 28 September 2016.

Pedestrians and cyclists may be directed around the site, either inside or on the roadway, to allow the work to be undertaken. Traffic controllers will be in place during these times to help users.

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution through the area.