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Brisbane’s Legacy Way tunnel open to public

Brisbane's Legacy Way tunnel now open to the public

Brisbane's Legacy Way tunnel now open to the publicBrisbane’s Legacy Way, the world’s fasted built tunnel, opened to the public this week.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new 4.6 kilometre twin tunnels will reduce travel time and improve safety for motorists travelling from Brisbane’s western suburbs.

“The Legacy Way project is a major investment in the Brisbane road network and an iconic piece of infrastructure for the River City,” Mr. Truss said.

Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro said the $1.5 billion twin tunnel project will increase Queensland’s productivity, with commuters saving significant travel time.

“Road users will save up to 14 minutes in travel time, with Legacy Way bypassing seven sets of traffic lights. It features modern traffic signs as well as a state-of-the-art traffic control centre which will give motorists updates on traffic conditions,” Ms. Gambaro said.

Federal Member for Ryan, Jane Prentice said: “Residents of suburbs such as Kenmore, Chapel Hill and Indooroopilly will now be able to avoid peak hour congestion and substantially reduce their commute times. At the same time, thousands of cars will be removed from arterial roads such as Milton Road and Coronation Drive.”

The Legacy Way project was jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $500 million and Brisbane City Council providing more than $1 billion.

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