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
Destination Brisbane Consortium will be upgrading more than one kilometre of riverfront between the Goodwill Bridge and Victoria Bridge for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development. Works include improving the Bicentennial Bikeway and construction of the Mangrove Walk, a new scenic walk over the river.
To enable this construction, from June-2018 to mid-2019 the Bicentennial Bikeway will be temporarily closed between the Goodwill Bridge and the area behind 1 William Street.
Bicentennial Bikeway users will be diverted along Gardens Point Road to connect between the Goodwill Bridge and Bicentennial Bikeway near Margaret Street.
North Brisbane Bikeway - Spring Hill
Council is undertaking works to upgrade lighting along the North Brisbane bikeway from College Road to Victoria Park, Spring Hill.
This project will involve installing new LED lighting along an existing section of the bikeway behind the Brisbane Boys Grammar school and Brisbane Girls Grammar School, between College Road and Victoria Park, Spring Hill. The existing concrete path will also be upgraded where possible, to provide a wider pathway, which will improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians.
Works will be undertaken in two stages to minimise the impact on both cyclists and pedestrians. Stage one was undertaken from June to July 2018 and stage two is anticipated to start from late 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting. The North Brisbane bikeway will be temporarily closed during each stage from College Road to Victoria Park to enable construction works to go ahead. A signed detour will be in place detailing alternative access as required.
If you have any questions or would like to receive project updates, contact the project team on 1800 884 681 or email the bikeway projects team.
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.
Story Bridge - Footpath maintenance works
Maintenance works commenced on the western footpath of the Story Bridge on Sunday 24 February and will continue to early April 2019, weather permitting. The hours of work will generally be from Sunday to Friday 7pm to 5am.
The work to be carried out will be for the purpose of restoring safe slip-resistance for the safety of path uses. Maintenance works will include pressure cleaning of the footpath and recoating various sections of footpath for slip resistance improvement.
Access to the footpath on the western side of the Story Bridge will be closed. Alternative access will be available at all times via the eastern footpath of the Story Bridge which will remain open during the works.
Bracken Ridge shared pathway closure
Due to ongoing pathway, a section of the shared pathway located alongside the northbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway, between Carl Place and John Fisher Drive, Bracken Ridge, will remain closed to all users until mid to late 2018.
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 by selecting the 16 March notification 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 - 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 mid-2018.
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 closure by selecting the 15 December notification on the Queensland Government's Gateway Upgrade North website.
All works are subject to weather and construction conditions.
For further information, contact the project team on 1800 607 755 or at email@example.com.
There are currently no closures or detours.
Veloway 1, Pacific Highway
The V1 has been divided into 5 stages, with 4 of these stages already completed and in use. The construction of Stage E from Birdwoood Road Holland Park to Gaza Road Tarrangindi, is to commence 2018 and completion is expected in late 2019, weather and construction conditions permitting. Find out about construction impacts for Stage E. This project is being delivered by Department of Transport and Main Roads.
There are currently no closures or detours.