Centenary Motorway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Centenary Motorway
Centenary Highway.jpg
Motorway extension near Ripley, Queensland
General information
Type Motorway
Length 43 km (27 mi)
Route number(s) M5
Major junctions
North end Western Freeway, Kenmore
South end Centenary Highway, Springfield
Major suburbs / towns Darra
Sinnamon Park
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The M5 (Centenary Motorway) is a 43-kilometre (27 mi) motorway in the western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia.

It starts as a two-lane arterial road at Yamanto, travelling to Springfield, where it becomes a two-lane highway and travels across the M2 Logan Motorway at Ellen Grove (formerly Metroad 4 / M4) and ends at Kenmore where it changes its name to the M5 Western Freeway. It features eight interchanges, the major ones being with the M7 Ipswich Motorway (formerly Metroad 2 / M2) in Darra and another at Sinnamon Park. The Centenary Freeway links traffic from the west to the north of Brisbane.

In October 2012, it was announced that the planned bikeway from Springfield to the existing bikeway along the Motorway would not proceed. Instead the existing two lane road would be expanded by two lanes.[1]

Recent Motorway designation[edit]

Almost the entire length is of road is of freeway/motorway standard and has now been designated as such. Those sections not of freeway standard are being upgraded and re-designated over time. As of October 2006 the blue hexagonal Metroad 5 signage is getting progressively replaced with M5 signage. Officially the M5 starts/ends at the Sumner Road Interchange and not at the M7/M5 Interchange. This will of course change when the M7/M5 Interchange is upgraded.

The M5 has been identified to receive a major upgrade in the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program. Additional lanes will be added to accommodate Transit Lanes.


The motorway was extended to Yamanto and opened in late June 2009.[2] The extension cost $366 million and was opened by Anna Bligh. Five bridges along the new section were named after local people, places, events and football teams, including botanist Lloyd Bird and the Box Flat Mine disaster.[2]


Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png
Northbound exits Distance to
Distance to
Southbound exits
End Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png
continues as Western Freeway Qld M5.png
to Brisbane
9 22 Start Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png
continues from Western Freeway Qld M5.png
Kenmore, Indooroopilly
Moggill Road
9.5 21.5 no exit
Fig Tree Pocket
Fig Tree Pocket Road
11 20 Fig Tree Pocket
Fig Tree Pocket Road
no exit 13.5 17.5 Jindalee
Sinnamon Road
Oxley, Jindalee
Seventeen Mile Rocks Road / Sinnamon Road
13.7 17.3 no exit
no exit 14 17 Jindalee, Oxley
Seventeen Mile Rocks Road
Mount Ommaney, Sinnamon Park
Dandenong Road / Glen Ross Road
15 16 Sinnamon Park, Mount Ommaney
Glen Ross Road / Dandenong Road
Jamboree Heights, Darra
Sumners Road
16 15 Darra, Jamboree Heights
Sumners Road
Rocklea, Woolloongabba
Ipswich Motorway QLD-M7.png
Rocklea, Woolloongabba
Ipswich Motorway QLD-M7.png
17 14 Ipswich, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin
Ipswich Motorway QLD-M7.png
no exit 18.5 12.5 Richlands, Forest Lake
Garden Road
Wacol, Woodridge
Progress Road
19 12 no exit
Logan Central, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast
Logan Motorway QLD-M2.png Brisbane / Gold Coast Airport
22 9 Logan Central, Gold Coast
Logan Motorway QLD-M2.png Brisbane / Gold Coast Airport
Ipswich, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin
Logan Motorway QLD-M2.png
Springfield, Springfield Lakes
Springfield Parkway / Springfield Lakes Boulevard
29 2 Springfield Lakes, Springfield
Springfield Parkway / Springfield Lakes Boulevard
no exit 30 1 Greenbank, Springfield Central
Springfield-Greenbank Arterial
Start Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png 31 -- End Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png
High Speed Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from motorway)
Augusta Parkway to Redbank Plains (7 km) and Ipswich (21 km)
Main Street
Sinnathamby Boulevard

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tony Moore (10 October 2012). "Bikeway axed for Centenary Motorway widening". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Tony Moore (28 June 2009). "New Centenary Highway opens tomorrow". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

Coordinates: 27°38′54.77″S 152°55′59.76″E / 27.6485472°S 152.9332667°E / -27.6485472; 152.9332667

Brisbane motorways
M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M7
Major motorways