The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) is currently en route to Warwick and the Southern Downs is ready to extend a royal welcome. Residents and school students are gearing up to cheer on the region’s QBR baton bearers and to take part in community celebrations when the Baton arrives on tomorrow.

The official Queen’s Baton Relay journey will begin at Warwick East State School at 9.08am before heading to Leslie Park and travelling to Warwick State High School, then to St Mary’s Primary School Lower Campus and on to Warwick Central State School to finish.

There will be free community festivities at 8am in Leslie Park to begin celebrations during the hour before the Baton travels past.

There are road closure and route maps available for download, and official information is provided online by the Southern Downs Regional Council.  Maps are also available at Rose City Shoppingworld where residents can enter their name and go in the draw to win one of three Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Prize Packs by shopping local at businesses located on the relay route.

Road closures will be in place from 4am to 11am with roads reopening shortly after the Baton passes through. Motorists should expect disruption and delays and are asked to please be patient while the Relay takes place. Residents should also note that closures may affect their journey to work or school during the event and to plan accordingly.

Most roads that are closed will have at least one lane open and there will be diversions in place.

The Queensland State Emergency Service, Queensland Police Service, the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Race Committee, and the Southern Downs Regional Council will be managing road closures and ensuring the event is safe and enjoyable for the community.

Be sure to join in on all the action before the baton continues its journey to Gatton on Thursday 29, arriving at its final destination Surfers Paradise on Wednesday 4 April.

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