Logan Motorway

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Logan Motorway
Queensland
Motorway bridge at Loganlea, 2013
General information
Type Motorway
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Route number(s)
  • M2
  • (Gailes - Drewvale)
  • Metroad 6
  • (Drewvale - Loganholme)
Former
route number
Major junctions
West end Ipswich Motorway, Gailes, Queensland
 
East end Pacific Motorway, Loganholme, Queensland
Location(s)
Major suburbs / towns Drewvale, Loganlea
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The M2/MR6 Logan Motorway offers motorists a quick link 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.

The road is operated and owned by Queensland Motorways.[1] 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.[1] Most of this road was formally Metroad 4 prior to the Gateway Motorway extension in 1997.[2]

History[edit]

The Logan Motorway Act of 1987 permitted a franchise period of 30 years from completion of construction.[3] 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.[1] 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.[3]

Exits and Interchanges[edit]

Logan Motorway[4] QLD-M2.png NSW M6.png
Westbound exits Distance to
Ipswich
(km)
Distance to
Gold Coast
(km)
Eastbound exits
End Logan Motorway QLD-M2.png
continues as Ipswich Motorway QLD-M2.png
to Ipswich / Sydney / Melbourne / Darwin
17 77 Start Logan Motorway QLD-M2.png
continues from Ipswich Motorway QLD-M2.png
Gailes
Viking Drive
no exit 18 76 Camira, Carole Park
Formation Street
Carole Park, Wacol
Boundary Road
19 75 no exit
End Toll 20 74 Springfield
Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png
Springfield, Jindalee, Brisbane
Centenary Motorway Qld M5.png
Start Toll
Forestdale, Forest Lake
Stapylton Road
26 68 Toll Gantry
Toll Gantry Forestdale, Forest Lake
Stapylton Road
Forestdale, Acacia Ridge
Paradise Road
27.5 66.5 Acacia Ridge, Forestdale
Paradise Road
Brisbane-Sydney Rail Line 28 66 Brisbane-Sydney Rail Line
Start Toll 30 64 Acacia Ridge, Brisbane
Beaudesert Road (North) Australian Route 13.svg
Acacia Ridge, Brisbane
Beaudesert Road (North) Australian Route 13.svg
Regents Park, Beaudesert
Beaudesert Road (South) Australian Route 13.svg
Regents Park, Beaudesert
Beaudesert Road (South) Australian Route 13.svg
End Toll
End NSW M6.png
continues as QLD-M2.png
32 62 Sunshine Coast, Cairns
Gateway Motorway QLD-M2.png Brisbane Airport
Sunshine Coast, Cairns
Gateway Motorway QLD-M2.png Brisbane Airport
continues as NSW M6.png
Browns Plains, Logan Central
Wembley Road
34 60 Browns Plains, Logan Central
Wembley Road
End Toll 40 54 Bethania, Underwood
Kingston Road
via
Jutland Street
Bethania, Underwood
Kingston Road
via
Station Road
Start Toll
Gold Coast Rail Line 41 53 Gold Coast Rail Line
Daisy Hill, Loganlea
Loganlea Road
42 52 Toll Gantry
Toll Gantry Daisy Hill, Loganlea
Loganlea Road via University Drive
Start Toll 46 48 End Toll
Drews Road Loganholme, Brisbane
Pacific Highway Service Road
Drews Road
Start Logan Motorway NSW M6.png
continues from Pacific Motorway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.PNG
47 47 End Logan Motorway NSW M6.png
continues as Pacific Motorway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.PNG
to Gold Coast / Ballina
Gold Coast Airport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About the Logan Motorway". Queensland Motorways Limited. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Road Photos & Information: Queensland". Paul Rands. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  3. ^ a b Howells, Mary (2003). Logan River Tinnie Trail. Logan City Council. p. 45. ISBN 0975051903. 
  4. ^ "Logan Motorway". Google Maps. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Logan Motorway at Wikimedia Commons

Brisbane Motorways
M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M7
Major Motorways
Pacific  · Bruce  · Gateway  · Ipswich  · ICB  · Legacy  · Logan  · Western  · Centenary  · Port of Brisbane  · CLEM7  · Airport Link