New road to G20

A new airport tunnel link has been cited as a reason why Brisbane will host the 2014 G20 summit

July 12, 2012

The AirportlinkM7 tunnel has been cited as a reason put forward by Prime Minister Julia Gillard as a reason Brisbane was chosen to host the G20 summit in 2014, according to the tunnel’s manager BrisConnections.

BrisConnections CEO Ray Wilson says he is delighted that AirportlinkM7 has contributed to this win for Brisbane.

"This vital piece of infrastructure will help our city meet the pressures that will come with so many world leaders all arriving during a short window of time," Wilson says.

"Using Airport Link from the airport, they will be in the city in as little as six minutes.

"We look forward to ensuring all visitors and residents enjoying an efficient and safe journey on AirportLinkM7."

Wilson says AirportlinkM7 was a vital road link that would not only immediately help to ease traffic congestion and its associated economic constraints, but would also efficiently manage anticipated growth and help future-proof the city for generations to come.

"AirportlinkM7 will save up to 20 minutes in travel time on a peak hour journey from the city to the airport," he says.

"What more could you want?"

Wilson says AirportlinkM7’s better connectivity to Brisbane airport also meant the growing air travel demand and the increase in road freight movements out of Australia TradeCoast would be catered for.

"AirportlinkM7 has already begun proving its worth in underpinning Brisbane’s development as a fast growing capital, and in years to come will be widely accepted as an integral link in the city’s road network and way of life.

"Construction is close to completion and we expect the first cars to be in the tunnel as soon as possible after that."

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