Gold Coast police would like to remind motorists of upcoming road closures due to the 2019 Blues on Broadbeach music festival.
The event will be held over four days, from Thursday May 16 to Sunday May 19, with more than 170,000 spectators expected to attend this year’s event.
Police have been working with event organisers and stakeholders to ensure the music festival is conducted safely and with minimum disruption to traffic.
Motorists are advised that travelling anywhere near the Broadbeach CBD during this event may results in delays due to the diversions that will be in place.
Major Events Group Inspector Mat Rosevear said police will be present during the four-day event.
“Officers will be out and about to ensure everyone is having a safe and enjoyable time and that there are only minimal disruptions to businesses and local residents.”
Police will also be monitoring and addressing any antisocial behaviour, particularly in regard to liquor offences. Members of the public are reminded they can not to consume liquor in a public place and by doing so could face fines of $130.
Please expect delays and traffic congestion at the following Broadbeach road closures:
From (midday) 12.00pm on Wednesday May 15 to 11.00am on Monday May 20
• Surf Parade between Victoria Avenue and Queensland Avenue
• Queensland Avenue between Jubilee Avenue and Federation Avenue
• Victoria Avenue between Gold Coast Highway and Surf Parade
• Surf Parade between Victoria Avenue and Charles Avenue
• Local access only of Albert Avenue between Old Burleigh Road and Surf Parade
• Local access only of Surf Parade between Capricornia Avenue and Queensland Avenue
• Taxi rank will be relocated to Surf Parade bus-stop (between Victoria Avenue and Charles Avenue)
• Access to the Oasis Shopping Centre via Charles Avenue from 6pm, Thursday May 16 May to 2am, Monday May 20
Police thank motorists for their patience during these disruptions.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
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