The Bruce Highway has been on RACQ's priority list for years.
The Bruce Highway has been on RACQ's priority list for years. John McCutcheon

Bruce Hwy named and shamed as Qld's most unroadworthy

QUEENSLAND drivers have named and shamed the Bruce Highway as the state's worst road in RACQ's Unroadworthy Roads Survey released today.

RACQ spokeswoman Lucinda Ross said this year's survey attracted 1643 responses, with more than 600 sub-standard roads nominated across the state.

"The Bruce has been on RACQ's priority list for years, and drivers agree, rating the highway Queensland's most unroadworthy road," Ms Ross said.

"Motorists raised a number of issues along the 1600km route, from congestion in the south east, to flooding risks and rough surfaces in the central Queensland section.

"It's encouraging however to see the number of problems identified on the Bruce Highway has dropped since the last time we undertook this survey - this is likely due to the significant $8.5 billion upgrade program rolled out since 2013."

Ms Ross said the results highlighted Queensland drivers' main concerns and RACQ would use this feedback to inform its future infrastructure funding priorities.

"Sixty per cent of respondents called out the condition of road surfaces and nearly half said narrow lanes or poor road shoulders were the main issues on local roads," she said.

"We'll be sending the results of this survey to state and local governments - Queensland drivers have spoken and now we need action."

Are you surprised the Bruce Highway was voted our most "unroadworthy road"?

This poll ended on 12 July 2018.

Current Results

Not at all, I hate driving the Bruce.

84%

There are other roads on the Coast that are worst.

2%

Yes, I've never had a problem with it.

13%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Top 10 Unroadworthy Roads by responses received:

1. Bruce Highway - 94

2. Alma Road, Dakabin - 81

3. Mount Lindesay Highway - 70

4. Kennedy Highway - 64

=5. Henry Road, Griffin - 50

=5. Pacific Motorway - 50

7. Foxwell Road, Coomera - 27

8. Yawalpah Road, Pimpama - 25

9. Ipswich Boonah Road - 23

10. D'Aguilar Highway - 18


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