Traffic incidents and response
Traffic incidents can impact on your trip to the airport. It's vital to plan ahead to avoid potential delays. If there is an incident the Motorway Breakdown Response Service or Traffic Response Units (TRU) will help minimise the impact to motorists.
Traffic incidents and events
The Transport and Main Roads traffic report hotline 13 19 40 website has cameras monitoring urban roads and motorways to provide motorists with immediate updates on traffic incidents.
Please call 13 19 40 for the latest traffic reports, to speak to an operator, or report an accident.
The 13 19 40 website also has information on upcoming events which could impact on your trip to the airport.
Motorway breakdown response service
- If a vehicle is stopped on a motorway in the Brisbane metropolitan area, the vehicle will be removed for safety, ensuring the flow of traffic and the safety of other motorists.
- Transport and Main Roads will organise assistance for vehicles to be quickly removed from the motorway free of charge to a predetermined safe drop-off point.
- Strategically located tow trucks aim to reach broken-down vehicles within 15 minutes of notification during peak times and 30 minutes in off-peak times.
- The service covers motorists along sections of the Pacific and Gateway motorways, Bruce Highway, Western Freeway, Deagon Deviation, Houghton Highway bridge and the Ipswich Motorway.
- Stranded motorists can organise the free assistance by calling the Brisbane Traffic Centre on 13 19 40, or from any of the blue help phones along major arterials. For more information visit Motorway Breakdown Response Service.
Traffic Response Units (TRU)
- TRU are used when a vehicle has broken down or has been involved in an incident.
- A TRU can divert traffic around the vehicle so congestion is managed, as well as protect the safety of motorists.
- A TRU can also shunt a vehicle off the road so ensure traffic can keep flowing.