Legacy Way is Brisbane City Council’s 4.6km road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass (ICB) at Kelvin Grove. Once open in 2015, Legacy Way will almost halve peak hour travel times between the Centenary Bridge and the ICB.
Transcity is the consortium responsible for the design, construction and operation of Legacy Way.
Transcity is a joint venture between Brisbane-based BMD Constructions, Italian tunnelling company Ghella and Spanish tunnelling and civil infrastructure company, Acciona Infrastructures.
Legacy Way will comprise two parallel tunnels, which will pass underneath sections of Toowong, Auchenflower, Milton, Paddington, Red Hill and Kelvin Grove.
The twin two-lane tunnels will include the following:
- 37 underground cross passages, which will connect Legacy Way’s two tunnels every 120m to provide safe access between the tunnels in the event of an incident
- a longitudinal ventilation system to manage in-tunnel air quality
- fire protection and safety management systems
- a free-flow electronic tolling system.
Legacy Way has been designed to reduce traffic congestion on surface roads by completing the missing link of motorway standard road between the Western Freeway and the ICB.
For more information on how Legacy Way is being built, check out our construction page.
Western Connection – Toowong
Eastern Connection – Kelvin Grove
|Pictures taken August 2012|