Project on track

Brisbane’s Legacy Way project is ahead of schedule as ministers visit the site this week

Project on track
Work continues on Legacy Way

Brisbane’s Legacy Way project is taking shape and making progress to connect the Western Freeway with the Inner City Bypass.

Queensland Government’s has committed $500 million to the project and Brisbane City Council over $1 billion.

The project will support 5,100 jobs and a further $10.5 billion in flow-on benefits for the greater Brisbane region.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro, and Member for Ryan Jane Prentice inspected the ongoing works this week.

"The drilling of the 4.6 kilometre twin tunnels was completed ahead of schedule and the road base in the tunnels is now being completed," Briggs says.

Prentice says the project will cut travel times by half once fully operational, meaning commuters will spend less time in the car and more time with family and friends.

"Legacy Way will provide a safer, more efficient and faster trip towards the Brisbane CBD with the completed project expected to cater for over 30,000 vehicles a day," she says.

"Over the next 18 months I look forward to seeing Legacy Way grow and develop further to deliver the transport infrastructure to keep Brisbane moving long-term."

Work is currently continuing on Western Freeway outbound and inbound sections, as well as Moggill Road works at Indooroopilly – drivers and other road users are asked to take care around the works.

Legacy Way is expected to be completed in 2015.

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