Police Advice On Prince William’s Motorcade Sunday 20th March

Public viewing areas and traffic closures for Royal Visit

Motorists and visitors to Ipswich, Grantham and Toowoomba on Sunday should expect road closures and delays as the royal motorcade passes through these areas. Police are urging people who wish to see the Royal Motorcade to pay close attention to road closures and designated viewing points.

“Motorists and visitors to these areas will need to expect delays and remain patient when travelling on the roads or waiting for traffic to clear,”  Superintendent Joe Whyte, Toowoomba District Office said.

“Police will close roads in advance of the motorcade, and reopen them once the motorcade has passed to ensure a smooth traffic flow. There are going to be delays and we advise motorists to plan early if they intend to stay for the motorcade.”

Police request people attend the public viewing areas to ensure their safety as the motorcade passes.

“People who go to what police consider an unsafe area will be moved on,” Superintendent Whyte said “Again we ask that people remain calm and courteous to each other and not step onto the road or place themselves in danger.”

“People who wish to view the motorcade should arrive in plenty of time and bring food and water in case there is a long wait.”

Road closures will be in place at:

Ipswich District
There will be altered traffic conditions on Wulkuraka Connection Road, Haggerty’s Avenue, Redhill Road, Harwoods and Clarkes roads from 9am to 1pm.

Grantham District
William and Victor Street will be closed from 7am.

Toowoomba District
Changed traffic conditions will be in effect for traffic exiting the Toowoomba Showgrounds between 10am until 8pm. No standing signs will be erected on Glenvale Road at the approach to the showground entrance.

Traffic exiting the showgrounds via the main entrance will be permitted to travel straight on Glenvale Road only until the intersection with Boundary Street. Traffic exiting the showgrounds via the car park on Harvey Road will be permitted to turn RIGHT ONLY onto Harvey Road. After this, traffic can disperse via Panorama Drive or join up with the Drayton-Wellcamp Rd which will enable return to Toowoomba via Euston Road.

Police will be in positions around the showgrounds and will monitor the flow of traffic. Manual police traffic control may eventuate, dependant on the volume of traffic.

Approximate timings and recommended public viewing areas

Ipswich District
11am – 11.30am The old Amberley State School – Rosewood Road, Amberley
11.30am-12.30pm Walloon Town Centre – Haigslea Amberley Road, Queens Street and Karrabin-Rosewood Road, Walloon

Grantham District
12.45 – 1.45pm Anzac Street, this is the main street leading into Grantham from Gatton.

Toowoomba District
1.45 – 2.15pm Warrego Highway, Withcott

2.00 – 2.15pm Intersection of Glenvale and Hampton Roads through to the entrance to the Toowoomba Show Grounds on Glenvale Road

Please note there are no safe vantage points in Brisbane.

Issued by Police Media
Media and Public Affairs Branch
www.police.qld.gov.au

 

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