Western Freeway, Brisbane
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2009)|
|Length||5 km (3 mi)|
|NE end|| Mount Coot-tha Road
|SW end|| Centenary Motorway
The M5 is a 5 km long freeway in western Brisbane that runs from Milton Road in Toowong to the western side of Indooroopilly where the freeway becomes the M5 Centenary Motorway. The freeway bears the symbol and forms part of Metroad 5. There is one interchange, at Indooroopilly onto Moggill Road. A bicycle path runs the length of the freeway, allowing commuting to Toowong and onto Brisbane by bicycle.
Options are currently being investigated in to a possible Kenmore Bypass. This would connect with the M5 along the existing preserved corridor to Chuwar, Queensland. This preserved corridor was identified in the 1960s for a future freeway.
The Western Freeway was constructed in two stages. The first stretched from Milton Road at Toowong south to Taringa Parade at Taringa, and was opened to traffic on 31 August 1970. Construction of the second stage (Taringa Parade to Moggill Road) commenced in 1975 and was opened in 1979. Later construction began on a direct link to the Centenary Highway, and this extension was opened to traffic on 19 December 1984.
Work began in 1985 on the duplication of the freeway as part of the larger Mount Cootha Road to Calmont Street project, which also involved the duplication of Centenary Bridge. The works were completed and commissioned by Russ Hinze on 27 March 1987.
Exits and Interchanges
|Northbound exits||Distance to
| Roundabout (clockwise to Brisbane)
Frederick Street to Ashgrove (4 km) and Bruce Highway (29 km)
Milton Road to Brisbane (3.5 km)
Miskin Street to Toowong (1 km)
Mount Coot-tha Road to Mount Coot-tha (2 km), Springfield (27.5 km) and Sydney (987 km)
| Roundabout (clockwise from freeway)
Mount Coot-tha Road to Bardon (1 km) and Mount Coot-tha (1.5 km)
Mount Coot-tha Road to Brisbane (4 km)
|End Western Freeway||4.5||26.5||Start Western Freeway|
|Start Western Freeway
continues from Centenary Motorway
|End Western Freeway
continues as Centenary Motorway
to Springfield / Sydney
|Pacific · Bruce · Gateway · Ipswich · ICB · Legacy · Logan · Western · Centenary · Port of Brisbane · CLEM7 · Airport Link|
|This Australian road or road transport-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|