Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Legacy Way (formerly the Northern Link Tunnel)

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2011 - Mid 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$1,536,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$500,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council

Project Description

Legacy Way (formerly Northern Link) is a toll road tunnel, approximately five kilometers in length, which links the Western Freeway, at Toowong, to the Inner City Bypass, at Kelvin Grove.

The tunnel runs under the suburbs of Toowong, Auchenflower, Paddington, Red Hill, Spring Hill and Kelvin Grove.

The project was managed by the Brisbane City Council.


The tunnel will ease traffic congestion, reduce travel times and improve the safety and efficiency of the urban link.


The Australian Government provided $500 million to the project with Brisbane City Council providing the remainder.


Construction commenced in January 2011 and was completed in June 2015.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2018