There will be rolling temporary road closures in Canberra today as the Queen’s Baton Relay event takes place.
In the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, Canberra is hosting the first leg of the relay as it travels across Australia. On Thursday 25 January, a series of temporary road closures are expected from the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce to the Australian War Memorial in Campbell.
The relay will be continuously moving and sections of road will be reopened once the relay has passed.
Here’s a list of the roads affected:
9.30am to 10.15am – Leverrier St and Masterman St, Bruce
9.30am to 11.30am – Forest Drive at the National Arboretum
11.30am to 2.15pm – Pescott Lane, Weston Park
11.30am to 2.15pm – Weston Park Rd, Brown St and Alexandrina Dr, Yarralumla
1pm to 3.30pm – Alexandrina Dr and Flynn Dr, Yarralumla
1pm to 3.30pm – King Edward Terrace, Parkes Place East and Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes
2.30pm to 3.30pm – Rond Terrace car park, Parkes
3pm to 4pm – Parkes Way, Parkes, both directions from Coranderrk St roundabout to Kings Avenue/Parkes Way
3pm to 4pm – Anzac Parade, Campbell/Reid
The Queen’s Baton Relay will travel as a moving convoy with a rolling effect on local roads. Some traffic diversions onto alternate routes will be made at some locations.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. The baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.
The GC2018 Relay will be the longest and the most accessible ever, not just passing through, but spending quality time in each community it visits.