Port of Brisbane Motorway

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Port of Brisbane Motorway

General information
Length6.9 km (4.3 mi)
Route number(s) M4
Major junctions
SW end Gateway Motorway, Murarrie
  Lytton Road
NE end Port Drive, Lytton
Major suburbs / townsHemmant
Highway system

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] The project was named Port Connect, a A$385 million upgrade.[4]

Port of Brisbane Motorway sign.

A further stage of upgrade were completed on the connecting roads to the port. The project was named Port Drive Upgrade, a A$110 million upgrade from the eastern end of the Port of Brisbane Motorway through to Port Gate. Construction commenced in Q3 2016 and completed mid 2018.[5] It included duplication of Port Drive, an overpass at Kite Street intersection and duplication of Lucinda Drive.[6]


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

Murarrie00.0 Gateway Motorway (M1) – Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane AirportSouth-western motorway terminus; semi-directional T interchange
0.90.56 Lytton Road (State Route 24) – Murarrie, BrisbaneNo exit westbound
Lytton3.82.4 Lytton Road (State Route 24) / Lindum Road (State Route 30) – Hemmant, WynnumNo north-eastbound entrance; south-westbound entrance via looped ramp
5.33.3 Lytton Road (State Route 24) south / Pritchard Street (State Route 24) east – Lytton, WynnumNorth-eastbound exit and entrance only
6.23.9 Pritchard Street (State Route 24) – Lytton, WynnumSouth-westbound exit and entrance only
6.94.3 Port Drive north-east – Port of BrisbaneNorth-eastern motorway terminus: continues as Port Drive
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Road diagram[edit]

The accompanying diagram shows the interchanges with and overpasses of the Port of Brisbane Motorway.


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" (pdf). Queensland Government. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Project Overview" (PDF). Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "$110 million Port Drive upgrade". Queensland Government. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Port Drive Upgrade". Port Of Brisbane Pty Ltd. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ Google (3 June 2014). "Port of Brisbane Motorway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 June 2014.