Road Closures ahead of Queens Baton Relay festivities in Gladstone

Courtesy of the Queensland Police Service

On Saturday March 24, the Queens Baton Relay arrives in Gladstone ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The arrival of the relay will give local baton-bearers a unique opportunity to carry the Queens Baton through the streets of Gladstone.

The relay will start at 8:17am from the Gladstone Bowls Club and finish at 8:54am in James Cook Park, East Shores Parkland.

To facilitate the passage of the Queens Baton Relay, a number of road closures will take place commencing from 6am.

Goondoon Street, between Ferris Street and the East Shores Parklands, and sections of Bramston, William, Roseberry, Yarroon, and Lord Streets will be closed to all vehicle traffic.

Inspector Chris Lawson is urging Gladstone motorists to plan ahead in preparation for the arrival of the Queens Baton Relay on Saturday morning.

“We are encouraging drivers to check for road closures in advance and to be aware and vigilant of all pedestrians and spectators watching the passage of the baton through Gladstone,” Inspector Lawson said.

“The Queensland Police Service is working closely with Queens Baton Relay organisers, local councils and State Government agencies and we are committed to making the relay a safe and successful event for the community of Gladstone.

“We understand that closing roads can cause some disruption and we are asking motorists to be patient and plan ahead to ensure that any delays are minimised.”

Inspector Lawson said that there will be a highly visible police presence along the Queens Baton Relay route to ensure the safety and security of all participants and spectators is maintained.

For information on the Queen’s Baton journey including road closures and where it is travelling to visit www.gc2018.com/qbr