Project Report

Legacy Way edges closer to completion

Brisbane's Legacy Way edges closer to completion

Brisbane's Legacy Way edges closer to completionFinal work is in progress on Brisbane’s Legacy Way project as crews prepare the tunnel for opening in 2015.

Legacy Way is Brisbane City Council’s 4.6 kilometre road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass (ICB) at Kelvin Grove.

It will provide an alternative route to local roads for traffic leaving the Western Freeway and travelling to and from the ICB. Once open, Legacy Way will reduce, by up to half, the peak hour travel times of journeys from the Centenary Bridge to the ICB.

Transcity Joint Venture, the consortium responsible for the project’s design and construction, achieved a number of milestones in the past year. 

They included the completion of the ventilation tunnels, buildings and outlets; civil construction completion of the western cut and cover tunnel, barrier installation along the tunnel route and significant progress to reinstate the eastern and western worksites, including the Brisbane Botanic Gardens expansion.

Project Director, Jose Antonio Sanchez, said he was proud of the achievements in 2014.

“We would not have had success on a project like this if it weren’t for the dedication of our workforce, many of whom continued important works over the holiday season,” he said.

“We are now at the final stages of construction with final asphalting of the road surface, rehabilitation of the east and west worksites and commissioning and testing of the tunnel taking place in the coming months.”

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, said he was pleased with what had been accomplished to date on the project.

“The team has made great progress over the past 12 months and I am looking forward to seeing the benefits of Legacy Way delivered to the people of Brisbane this year.”

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