The Coordinator-General of the Queensland Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Planning agreed changes to the planned Legacy Way tunnel on 17 December 2010.

The changes included a realignment of the proposed route of the underground toll roads, a relocation of the tunnel control centre and the requirement for a project ventilation station to be buried to allow future expansion of the nearby Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. The Coordinatior-General also killed off plans for a temporary workers’ car park. Changes made to Brisbane City Council’s spoil conveyor system will also see a 14,000-truckload reduction over the 14-month period of peak construction.

The underground toll roads, part of the South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program (SEQIPP) will link the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove with the Centenary Motorway at Mt Coot-tha.

Mr Hinchliffe, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, said, “The requested alignment change will result in operational improvements with easier grades within the tunnels providing more efficient traffic flow.”

The Coordinator-General’s full report can be viewed at: