Bikeway closures and detours
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.
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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, you can:
- submit an online application
- download the Application to Temporarily Close an Off-Road Shared Pathway/Bikeway (PDF - 75kb).
Current and scheduled closures
Bicentennial Bikeway - Brisbane City
There will be a partial closure of Bicentennial Bikeway outside Gardens Point Ferry Terminal from 5-25 August for Energex works.
Access will be maintained, but cyclists and pedestrians can expect delays.
Catalina Riverwalk - Teneriffe
During the replacement of the timber planks at the main deck area and northern end of the riverwalk (running parallel to Macquarie Street), a full closure is required between early October to mid-November 2017.
A two-week closure was originally anticipated, however during the works it was identified that further remediation work is required which has increased the length of the temporary closure and detour. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
During this time, cyclists will be detoured along Macquarie Street and pedestrians will be detoured around the work site areas. Detours and appropriate signage will be in place to warn users of the changed conditions ahead and provide an alternate route.
For more information visit Catalina Riverwalk remediation project.
Herston Road/Gilchrist Avenue bikeway - Herston
The Herston Road/Gilchrist Avenue bikeway, Herston will be closed from Monday 21 August to Tuesday 10 October for the construction of the bikeway upgrade.
Bikeway users are requested to read advance warning signs which will be placed on each approach to advise cyclists and pedestrians of the works and the suggested detour path.
Howard Smith Wharves - Fortitude Valley
Hutchinson Builders are undertaking the redevelopment of the Howard Smith Wharves project between the New Farm Riverwalk and Ivory Street from Thursday 1 June 2017 to Monday 31 December 2018.
During this time the shared pathway will remain open, but will be re-diverted at various stages through construction. There will be times of full closure and these will be separately applied for and notified to the public.
Signage will be placed at either end of the shared pathway and at interaction locations where workers and machinery cross the shared pathway.
Cyclists and pedestrians are advised to slow down and watch for workers and machinery throughout the duration of the Howard Smith Wharves precinct.
For further information email email@example.com or phone 0419 762 437.
Ivory Lane walkway - Fortitude Valley
The closure of a section of the Ivory Lane walkway to undertake work to replace the bridge deck panels will be postponed until after Riverfire on 30 September. Work is expected to start from mid-October 2017 and take two weeks to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Walkway users are requested to read advance warning signs which will be placed on each approach to advise cyclists and pedestrians of the works and the suggested detour path.
Bracken Ridge shared pathway closure
From late January 2017 until late 2017, a section of the shared pathway located alongside the northbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway, between Depot Road, Deagon and John Fisher Drive in Bracken Ridge, will be closed to all users intermittently.
This closure is required to allow construction of the realigned northbound motorway on and off-ramps to Depot Road, upgrades to existing noise barriers and construction of the new shared pathway in this area. For safety reasons, access to the pathway cannot be maintained during this work.
Signed diversions will be in place as required via Depot Road, Quinlan Street, Calogero Drive, Carl Place, Barrett Street, Denham Street and the pathway adjacent to St John Fisher Collage, joining John Fisher Drive.
View the map for this closure on the Queensland Government's Gateway Upgrade North website.
All works are subject to weather and construction conditions. Please contact the project team on 1800 607 755 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Moreton Bay Cycleway - Boondall Train Station to Cabbage Tree Creek bridge - extended temporary shared pathway closure
Due to ongoing bridge construction works on the Gateway Motorway over Sandgate Road/Braun Street and the Shorncliffe rail line, a section of the shared pathway between Boondall Train Station and the Cabbage Tree Creek pedestrian/cycle bridge will remain temporarily closed to all users until late 2017.
A diversion route located alongside the Gateway Motorway, Cabbage Tree Creek and the Bicentennial Road interchange will remain in place for the duration of the pathway closure.
View the map for this close on the Gateway Upgrade North website.
All works are subject to weather and construction conditions.
Please contact the project team on 1800 607 755 or at email@example.com 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.
Tennis Avenue Bridge - Ashgrove
The existing bridge is nearing the end of its serviceable lifespan, and is now being replaced to maintain the crossing in a safe state. The replacement also provides the opportunity to improve the accessibility and longevity of the crossing.
To safely allow works to continue, the existing bridge will need to be permanently closed for the remainder of the project. The project is expected to be completed by December 2017, weather and site conditions permitting. The existing bridge will be removed to help with construction of the replacement bridge. While every effort has been made to maintain access, it is safer for the community to close the bridge to allow the upgrade to take place due to the proximity of heavy machinery and nature of the works being undertaken.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience while we complete these works.
Detour signage will remain in place for the duration of the closure.
For more information visit Tennis Avenue pedestrian bridge replacement - Ashgrove.