Port of Brisbane Motorway

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Port of Brisbane Motorway
General information
Type Motorway
Length 7 km (4 mi)
Route number(s) M4
Major junctions
SW end Gateway Motorway, Murarrie
  Lytton Road
NE end Port Drive, Lytton
Major suburbs / towns Hemmant
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

Port of Brisbane Motorway is a motorway, which connects the Port of Brisbane to the Gateway Motorway. Stage 1 was opened in December 2002. The motorway was built to take freight traffic off Lytton Road, with about 4,000 vehicles travelling to the Port of Brisbane in 2002.[1] Stage 1 cost A$196 million and was finished six months ahead of schedule and A$20 million under budget.[2] The Port of Brisbane Motorway holds the M4 motorway designation

Stage 2 includes a three kilometre extension of the existing motorway through to Pritchard Street. Construction commenced in April 2011 with completion in February 2013.[3]

Port of Brisbane Motorway sign.



The entire motorway is in the City of Brisbane local government area.

Location km[4] Mile Destinations Notes
Murarrie 0 0 Gateway Motorway (M1) – Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane Airport South-western motorway terminus; semi-directional T interchange
0.9 0.6 Lytton Road (State Route 24) – Murarrie, Brisbane No exit westbound
Lytton 3.8 2.4 Lytton Road (State Route 24) / Lindum Road (State Route 30) – Hemmant, Wynnum No north-eastbound entrance; south-westbound entrance via looped ramp
5.3 3.3 Lytton Road (State Route 24) south / Pritchard Street (State Route 24) east – Lytton, Wynnum North-eastbound exit and entrance only
6.2 3.9 Pritchard Street (State Route 24) – Lytton, Wynnum South-westbound exit and entrance only
6.7 4.2 Port Drive north-east – Port of Brisbane North-eastern motorway terminus: continues as Port Drive
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Queensland Motorways - Port of Brisbane Motorway
  2. ^ Media Release - 'New motorway to deliver trade benefits to Australia' 18 December 2002
  3. ^ "Port of Brisbane Motorway open ahead of schedule". Queensland Government. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Port of Brisbane Motorway". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/-27.4574496,153.1087203/-27.4244305,153.1590041/@-27.4340165,153.1376131,14z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d153.1346594!2d-27.4440224!3s0x6b915f1e33d82235:0x1302a35acd99c5d1!1m0!3e0. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
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