Bridges, tunnels, culverts and transport links
Brisbane City Council is working on major transport infrastructure and road projects across the city to keep Brisbane moving. New infrastructure fills gaps in Brisbane's road network allowing traffic to bypass the CBD over bridges, through tunnels and via highway links.
Find the current road and bikeway projects Council is working on in suburbs across Brisbane:
North west transport network
Council is committed to making our city Brisbetter by helping to reduce traffic congestion and get residents home quicker and safer.
As part of this commitment, Council is developing a business case to help reduce congestion on Brisbane's north west transport network. The business case study area extends from Bald Hills to Toowong. The Australian Government has committed $10 million to the development of the business case.
To help inform the business case, residents were invited to have their say on Brisbane's north west transport future from Wednesday 27 November 2019 to Friday 7 February 2020.
Local government tollways
Council has three tollway concession agreements with Transurban Queensland. These are for the operation of Clem7, the Go Between Bridge and Legacy Way.
These roads are declared local government tollways under the provision of the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (Qld).
You can view these documents by contacting the Tollway Management team.
The Clem Jones Tunnel (Clem7) connects Woolloongabba in the south to Bowen Hills in the north. Clem7 allows motorists to enjoy faster, safer and more reliable travel. The 6.8 kilometre toll road opened in March 2010. It was the first critical component of Council’s TransApex plan. It provides a system of bypasses and vital river crossings around the city centre.
Go Between Bridge
The Go Between Bridge connects South Brisbane and West End with Paddington, Milton and the city. The four-lane toll bridge was another key part of Council’s TransApex plan. It provides easy access to Brisbane’s popular venues like:
- South Bank
- Gallery of Modern Art
- Suncorp Stadium
- Caxton Street
- Park Road.
Legacy Way is a 4.6-kilometre road tunnel that connects the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass (ICB) at Kelvin Grove. The toll road was the last link in Council’s TransApex plan which opened on 25 June 2015.
The tunnel provides motorists with a four-minute journey between the Western Freeway and the ICB. It reduces traffic congestion on alternative routes such as Milton Road and Coronation Drive.
Eleanor Schonell Bridge
Eleanor Schonell Bridge (previously known as the Green Bridge) is Australia's first pedestrian, cycle and bus bridge. It links the University of Queensland (UQ) St Lucia campus and Dutton Park. Find out how to travel to the bridge by:
- downloading a map for walking and cycling over the Eleanor Schonell Bridge (PDF - 999kb), or
- visiting Translink for bus routes, timetables and tickets.
Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade
The Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade will reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and create an entry statement to Brisbane. In addition to providing increased road capacity to accommodate future traffic volumes, the upgrade will deliver significantly improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
AirportlinkM7 was identified as part of Council's TransApex plan to increase connectivity and reduce congestion on Brisbane's roads. The 6.7-kilometre road is primarily a tunnel, connecting the:
- Clem7 and Legacy Way tunnels, and
- ICB and the northern suburbs via Gympie, Stafford and Sandgate Roads.
Paying tolls and more information
Visit the Linkt website to find out more about Clem7, Go Between Bridge, Legacy Way and AirportM7, including:
- toll fees
- how to pay for a recent trip
- toll road entry and exit points.
Naming bridges, tunnels and culverts
Council recognises the value of naming significant transport structures such as bridges, tunnels and culverts. Naming these facilities can provide local community ownership and celebrate historic, social and cultural connections.
Naming suggestions for consideration can be:
- deceased people
- historic events and connections.
To propose a name for a significant Council owned transport structure that has historical, cultural or navigational importance, you can:
- email Council's Transport Planning and Operations Manager
- contact your local Councillor, or
- request an ePetition to gather community support.
Ensure you provide supporting documentation attached to your letter, including:
- letters of consent from family members
- photocopies of historical records
- consideration of cultural protocols
- evidence of any community consultation that occurred.