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Logan Motorway

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Type  Motorway
Length  30 km
Major suburbs / towns  Drewvale, Loganlea
Logan Motorway
Route number(s)  M2 (Gailes - Drewvale) Metroad 6 (Drewvale - Loganholme)
Former route number  Metroad 4 (Gailes - Drewvale)
West end  Ipswich Motorway, Gailes, Queensland
East end  Pacific Motorway, Loganholme, Queensland
Via  Drewvale, Loganlea, Queensland

The M2/MR6 Logan Motorway is a 30-kilometre toll road between Ipswich and the M1 or Pacific Motorway at Loganholme, and the Gateway Motorway, providing access to the Gold Coast on the eastern seaboard and to the rural areas of the Darling Downs to the west.

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Map of Logan Motorway, Queensland, Australia

The road is operated and owned by Transurban. Electronic free-flow tolling was implemented in 2009. Three toll points are located along this transport corridor at Stapylton Road and Loganlea Road on the Logan Motorway and at Kuraby on the Gateway Extension. Most of this road was formally Metroad 4 prior to the Gateway Motorway extension in 1997.

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History

The Logan Motorway Act of 1987 permitted a franchise period of 30 years from completion of construction. The original owner was the Logan Motorway Company Ltd.

It originally opened as a two-lane motorway on 13 December 1988, and was upgraded to four in two stages. The first stage of the duplication (Ipswich Motorway to Wembley Road) was completed in December 1996, followed by the second (Wembley Road to Pacific Motorway) on 23 May 2000. The Gateway Motorway was linked in 1997.

Upgrade

In 2015, the road was deemed to be a traffic bottleneck. It was exceeding its planned capacity with up to 60,000 vehicles per day using the motorway. Late in the same year it was announced that Transurban will upgrade the Logan Motorway will undergo a $450 million upgrade expected to be constructed from 2016 through to 2019.

References

Logan Motorway Wikipedia


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