Legacy Way Tunnel Project


Legacy Way was a major road tunnel project located in Brisbane, some 4.6 kilometres long, which connects the Western Freeway at Toowong with the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove. It is designed to reduce congestion and increase connectivity on Brisbane’s road network.

Legacy Way comprises twin, two-lane tunnels that allows motorists to travel in either direction (east or west) in just four minutes. Construction commenced in April 2011 and was opened in June 2015, ahead of schedule.

Legacy Way includes:

  • a dual carriageway with a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour
  • a ventilation system to manage air quality
  • safety systems, including emergency exits, fire protection and monitoring systems
  • a fully electronic user-pays tolling system

When Cutting Force successfully tendered and won the concrete cutting and drilling element of the Legacy Way Project in May 2013, Cutting Force was responsible for over 2.5 kilometres of wall sawing, along with approximately 2,000 core holes being drilled. 24-hour rolling shifts were implemented to maintain the schedule required.