Highway 6, which runs from Sydney to Brisbane, has been closed since September for the coronavirus pandemic.
Ahead of the closure, the Queensland Department of Transport (QDOT) urged motorists to use caution in the area as the road is closed.
The Queensland Government is also encouraging motorists to avoid the area at all costs.QDot’s Chief Executive Mark Hargreaves said the closure was expected to affect a number of businesses, including hotels, bars and pubs.
“The Queensland Health Service (QHS) has identified a number who will not be able to reopen on Tuesday,” Mr Hargresaid.
“In the case of hotel operators, they will have to temporarily close until they can reopen.”
Restaurants and bars are not expected to reopen until the end of the week.
“We understand there are many people that are impacted by this closure and the Queensland Government will continue to support them throughout this process.”
He said Queenslanders should continue to avoid all areas of the highway and be cautious when driving through the area.
“If you see any vehicles, or people driving through areas where there is a risk of road closures, please report them to the QDOT,” Mr Phelan said.
“You can also contact your local police.”
The Queensland Department Of Transport is also reminding motorists to be cautious at busy times.
“Motorists should drive in the lanes at least three times during peak hours, particularly between 10am and 8pm,” Mr Trewavas said.
He said motorists were also reminded not to drive in congested areas.
“Always be alert, and keep your distance from vehicles and pedestrians,” Mr Vickers said.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also urged people to be vigilant and exercise caution.
“It’s important that Queenslanders take a proactive approach to their coronaviruses,” she said.”[It] means keeping their minds open and knowing how the virus is spreading.”