Legacy Way


Legacy Way test


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 Executive 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.

Benefits
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 Requires:

  • 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

Current Status
The construction stage has been completed in May 2015, followed by the testing stage which is currently undergoing. The opening to the public is expected for the third week of June, pending for approval of the client and the emergency services.

Project Snapshot
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Expected completion date: June 2015
Project value: AU$1.5 billion