Legacy Way

ACCIONA Infrastructure is the lead partner of the
Transcity Joint Venture, for the design, construction, operate and 10 year maintainence of the $1.5 billion Legacy Way project (formerly Northern Link), in Brisbane, Queensland.

Fernando Fajardo, ACCIONA Infrastructure Managing Director, leads as Legacy Way's Project Director. In conjunction with joint venture partners BMD Constructions and Ghella, ACCIONA is responsible for constructing the landmark project, which is a key initiative of Brisbane City Council's Transport Master Plan, "Transport for Brisbane."

Key Details

Legacy Way is the 4.6km road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove. The project design minimises impacts on motorists, public transport services and active transport users, private vehicles and pedestrians in the area. It also integrates the project into the city, with urban designs aimed at preserving and enhancing the importance of adjacent areas, including the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

Legacy Way will provide a direct, high-speed link between the residential growth areas to the west of Brisbane, and the airport, in Brisbane’s east. Legacy Way is a vital component of Brisbane City Council’s TransApex transport plan, aimed at reducing inner-city congestion.

Construction Required:

  • two tunnel boring machines, each more than 100m in length and featuring a 12.4m circular rotating cutter head
  • removal of over 1 million cubic metres of spoil (rock and dirt) from tunnel
  • more than 1,200 concrete piles
  • 75,000 square metres of asphalt in the tunnels

Project Snapshot

Location: Brisbane, QLD
Completion date: June 2015
Project value: AU$1.5 billion