Logan Motorway

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Logan Motorway
Wembly Road crossing Logan Motorway west.jpg
Looking west from Wembly Road crossing, 2015
General information
Type Motorway
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Route number(s)
  • M2
  • (Gailes - Drewvale)
  • Metroad 6
  • (Drewvale - Loganholme)
route number
Major junctions
West end Ipswich Motorway, Gailes, Queensland
East end Pacific Motorway, Loganholme, Queensland
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 Transurban.[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]


Motorway bridge at Loganlea, 2013

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]


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.[4] Late in the same year it was announced that Transurban will upgrade the Logan Motorway will undergo a $450 millin upgrade expected to be constructed from 2016 through to 2019.[5]

Exits and interchanges[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
BrisbaneIpswich boundary WacolGailes boundary 0 0 Ipswich Motorway (M2) west – Ipswich, Toowoomba Western motorway terminus: continues as Ipswich Motorway westbound; no access to Ipswich Motorway north-eastbound or from Ipswich Motorway south-westbound
0.5 0.3 Brisbane Road – Goodna, Redbank Plains Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Carole Park 0.8 0.5 Formation Street – Camira, Carole Park Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
2 1 Boundary Road – Carole Park, Wacol Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Brisbane Forest Lake 3.4 2.1 Centenary Motorway (M5) – Springfield, Jindalee, Brisbane No eastbound exit to M5 northbound; no westbound entrance from M5 southbound
7 4 Heathwood toll point
Heathwood 8.2 5.1 Stapylton Road (State Route 35) – Forestdale, Forest Lake
Larapinta 10.9 6.8 Paradise Road – Acacia Ridge, Forestdale
ParkinsonDrewvale boundary 13.9 8.6 Beaudesert Road – Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, Regents Park, Beaudesert
Drewvale 15.8 9.8 Gateway Motorway (M2) north – Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Brisbane Airport Trumpet interchange; Route transition: M2 westbound, Metroad 6 eastbound
Logan Berrinba 16.9 10.5 Wembley Road (State Route 50) – Browns Plains, Logan Central
Loganlea 22.7 14.1 Kingston Road (State Route 95) via Jutland Street & Station Road – Bethania, Underwood Eastbound exit and entrance via Jutland Street, westbound exit and entrance via Station Road
Meadowbrook 24.2 15.0 Loganlea Road – Daisy Hill, Loganlea Westbound exit and entrance
24.5 15.2 University Drive to Loganlea Road – Daisy Hill, Loganlea Eastbound exit and entrance
25.2 15.7 Loganlea toll point
Tanah MerahLoganholme boundary 29.3 18.2 Drews Road
Loganholme 29.8 18.5 Pacific Highway frontage road – Loganholme, Brisbane Eastbound exit is via Drews Road ramp
30.3 18.8 Pacific Motorway (M1) south – Gold Coast, Ballina, Gold Coast Airport Eastern terminus: continues as Pacific Motorway southbound; no access to M1 northbound or from M1 southbound

See also[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 Corridor Strategy". Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Andrew Dawson (28 October 2015). "Funding to fix one of Queensland’s worst bottlenecks given the green light". Quest Community News (News Corp). Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Logan Motorway at Wikimedia Commons