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 or partial closure of a bikeway or shared pathway for an event or activity, download the:

Current and scheduled closures

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Bicentennial Bikeway Closure under Riverside Expressway (REX) - Queens Wharf Road to Old QUT Ferry Terminal

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is removing the scaffolding under the REX at night time commencing Monday 9 May until the end of May. The bikeway will be closed each night from 7:30pm until 5am.

A signed detour via William and Alice Streets will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists.

For further information, phone Wayne Hansford on 0409 962 177.

Fortitude Valley - Ivory Lane walkway

Brisbane City Council is planning to undertake maintenance work on the Ivory Lane walkway (also known as the Adina walkway) from early April to late September 2016. This walkway is an elevated timber section of the shared use path which runs from underneath the Story Bridge to Ivory Lane.

A section of the Ivory Lane walkway will be shut during the construction period to facilitate the replacement of the existing timber structure.

A detour for pedestrians and cyclists will be in place during the walkway closure and signs will be installed along the detour route to direct traffic.

Find out more or view the detour map.

Herston - Gilchrist Avenue to RNA Showgrounds Pathway

The ‘cyclist only’ section of the pathway from Gilchrist Avenue to the junction with the shared path section under the Northern Busway will become a ‘shared path’ during the Ekka. This is to allow for the increased volume of pedestrian traffic from parking facilities in Gilchrist Avenue, access to and from the RCH Bus Station and other parking options in the area for Ekka patrons.

Signs indicating the change will be in place in the week prior to the Ekka and staff may be in place to assist pedestrians and cyclists and remind them to keep to the left of the path at all times.

Cyclists are asked to be careful during this period when the path is shared and watch for pedestrians.

For further information, phone the Ekka on 07 3253 3900.

Herston - ICB Bikeway at York's Hollow

Drainage and maintenance works of the stormwater detention pond in York’s Hollow will be undertaken from 20 June to end of July 2016.  As large equipment will need to access the pond, the bikeway will need to be closed for the duration of the work.

A detour will be in place with signage to direct pedestrians and cyclists.  All cyclists and pedestrians will need to use the first bridge which is normally ‘Pedestrians Only’, then cyclists will need to use the switchbacks to the top of the Land Bridge to continue onto Victoria Park or go down the other side of the switchbacks to continue to Kelvin Grove.

Cyclists and pedestrians should exercise caution when using the detour particularly, the temporary ‘shared path’ section.

Traffic controllers will be in place during working hours.

For further information, phone City Projects Office, 1800 669 416

Kangaroo Point Bikeway cliff stabilisation work

The shared path from Riverlife Centre to the road along the bottom of the cliff face will be partially closed on some days from 26 May to mid-July 2016 while work on cliff stabilisation is undertaken.

Traffic Control will be in place and traffic cones will cordon off the pathway for a safety zone.

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to slow down and exercise caution when using the path in this location. Vehicles may also use the road to and from Riverlife Centre and the work area.

For further information, phone Luke Ollington on 0437 003 475.

New Farm - Merthyr Park Bikeway

Maintenance works on the Merthyr Park River Wall are planned to commence Monday 11 July, weather permitting. 

Cyclists and pedestrians will experience detours and closures throughout the works. Works are expected to be completed by Monday 5 September.

To find out more information download the:

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 an/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.

South Brisbane - Bouquet Street shared pathway

The shared pathway beside Bouquet Street will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists intermittently to pedestrians and cyclists until the end of August 2016 to allow the removal of scaffolding and building work at the adjacent site to be completed.

A signed detour via Riverside Drive and Boundary Street will be in place to access the Go Between Bridge. Cyclists and pedestrians can also continue along Montague Road in each direction to access Riverside Drive or the city bikeway network.

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when using the detour and around the site at other times.

For further information, phone Hutchinson Builders Site Manager, Dave Warner on 0419 762 910.

Teneriffe - Catalina Boardwalk

Field Services Group (FSG) will be conducting some essential structural repair works on a Boardwalk adjacent to Macquarie St, Teneriffe, commencing on 29 March for approximately three months.

In order to carry out structural works underneath the pathway, work areas will need to be fenced off on the Boardwalk. The pathway will remain open to path users at all times but will be narrower (1.2m) at the work area.

All pathway users are advised to slow down and exercise caution through the work areas. Fencing and signage will be in place to warn users.

For further information, phone Council's Project Manager, Imran Qaiser, on 07 3403 8888.


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 alternate 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.

North Brisbane Bikeway

Find out about closures/diversions/detours as a result of the North Brisbane Bikeway project. Stage 1b which runs between Federation Street, Bowen Hills and Somerset Street, Windsor is currently under construction. This project is being delivered by Department of Transport and Main Roads in conjunction with Council. 


Jack Pesch Bridge - Chelmer Side

Queensland Rail (QR) is undertaking work beside the approach to the bridge on the Chelmer side. Workers are access 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 workmen.

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.

Wishart - Faustini Bridge

Brisbane City Council is planning to undertake maintenance work on the Faustini Bridge, Wishart over Bulimba Creek from Monday 20 June 2016 with an expected completion date of Friday 15 July 2016.

Hours of work will generally be Monday to Friday between 7am to 5pm. The bridge will remain fully open outside of these hours, however there will be occasions during the works when the bridge will be partially closed. During these times, cyclists and pedestrians will be still able to use the bridge but there will be restricted path widths. Traffic Control will be in place and traffic cones will cordon off the pathway for a safety zone.

Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to slow down and exercise caution when using the path in this location.

For further information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.


Indooroopilly - Jack Pesch Bridge night time closure 

The whole structure decking (surface and under supports), railings, cabling, towers (inside and out) of the Jack Pesch Bridge are due for an inspection. The machinery required to access above and under the bridge is quite large and will occupy the complete width of the deck as well as reaching over and under the rails and decking and up to the top of the towers.

The bikeway will be closed between 10pm and 4am each night between Sunday 24 - Friday 29 July for this purpose. The bikeway will be open during the day.

VMS Boards will be in location at each end prior to and during that week to inform users of the closure. The detour will be signed for both pedestrians and cyclists via the Walter Taylor Bridge.

Your understanding of the necessity to close the bridge during this inspection period is appreciated.

For further information, please contact the Brisbane City Council Project Manager, Chris Beves, on 3403 8888.