Motorists encouraged to avoid Supercars precinct

Date published: 28 June 2019

Townsville motorists are being urged to plan ahead as preparations for the Supercars race rev up at Reid Park.

Townsville City Council crews are continuing to prepare the track for North Queensland’s biggest event and roads will be closed in the area from 8pm on Friday.

Boundary Street will be closed between Railway Avenue and Woolcock Street and Charters Towers Road will be shut from Boundary Street to Ingham Road.

The streets will be cordoned off until 5am on 9 July.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has asked residents to be patient during the annual event.

“Our crews need to close these streets to work on the track, stands and other infrastructure in the lead-up to the race,” Cr Hill said.

“We’ll have traffic diversions in place so I’d urge people to find another way to get to their destination.

“It is a massive event for the city – the Supercars 400 showcases Townsville to the rest of the country so we thank all residents for their patience while the streets are closed.”

Local Councillor Colleen Doyle said there will be parking restrictions in the area.

“A regulated parking area will be in place around Reid Park in Hermit Park, Hyde Park and Railway Estate from 7am – 7pm from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July,” Cr Doyle said.

“A two-hour limit will apply to all cars parked on the street – residents in the regulated area will be required to display a Residents Parking Permit.”