The options, their various names and their location

With so many road proposals having been discussed over such a long time, many people get the names and locations of the various options confused, and in the process, may misunderstand exactly what is happening. The various option/road names are listed below, and for those that details are available, there is an entry in the legend to show the colour of the option on the map. Please note that while care has been taken to ensure the maps show locations close to that published by various government departments, it is always wise to confirm all information from their original sources.

Western Brisbane Bypass

Also known as the Western Brisbane Transport Network Investigation, generally refers to a plans/investigations into the feasibility of a freeway connecting the Warrego/Cunningham highways through to the Bruce highway north of the gateway arterial. Up to three possible routes have been previously discussed, one that follows the Brisbane Valley Highway, one much closer in, and one running behind Mount Cootha through Brisbane Forest Park. The route shown on the map below is roughly that shown in the The State Government’s SEQ Infrastructure Plan (Amendment 1, Oct 2006), page 37, reference 3. It is a very non-specific line on the map that is unlikely to represent any true route. A previously published, more specific route was shown in the Transport Plan for Brisbane 2002-2016 (Objective 4), page 8, reference 4.105, but this has been superseded by the current amendment.

Goodna Bypass

Also known as the Ipswich Motorway Northern Bypass, is part of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade. Many people confuse this with the other bypass options mentioned here mostly due to press saturation of issues and options for the Goodna Bypass. For more information on this option see the The State Government’s SEQ Infrastructure Plan (Amendment 1, Oct 2006) on page 37, reference 18a.

Kenmore Sub-Arterial
Moggill Pocket Sub-Arterial
Moggill-Warrego Highway Connection Road

An old proposal that can still be seen as the preserved traffic corridor from the Warrego Highway, Ipswich to the Centenary Hwy. There is also a fairly good Main Roads Map for this road.

Kenmore Bypass

Refers to the section of the preserved traffic corridor on the Kenmore Sub-Arterial from Moggill road to the Centenary Hwy. At one point this road was expected to be completed around 1994 but has yet to commence.

Samford Valley Sub-Arterial
Samford Valley Road
Samford Valley Connection Road

Refers to the preserved traffic corridor skirting through Ferny Hills from Samford Road and turning back up through Samford itself. It can be seen in the Transport Plan for Brisbane 2002-2016 (Objective 4), page 8, reference 4.104. There is also a fairly good Main Roads Map for this road.

Northern Link

Also known now as the Northern Link Tunnel, links the end of the Centenary Hwy to the inner City Infrastructure. The very low detail marker for this can be found in the The State Government’s SEQ Infrastructure Plan (Amendment 1, Oct 2006) on page 37, reference 12. Due to small amount of information available, there is no map reference for this option.

 

When navigating the map below use the arrows and the slider to pan/zoom, or grab the map with the mouse and drag it to change the view.

 Western Brisbane Bypass  Goodna Bypass
 Kenmore Sub-Arterial/Bypass  Samford Valley Sub-Arterial

Brisbane Western Bypass - Brookfield area

Please consider extending the railway system. It would actually be a joy to use - avoid Brookfield but if essential, then a country station in Brookfield, make it a feature, similar to the UK, extend the rail line from Indooroopilly through onto Bellbowrie. Less intrusive, more friendly to the environment and actually a pleasure to use than sitting in rows of traffic, less pollution. Add discreet commuter parking areas. Would alleviate stress for many people, less road rage - so many benefits. A train journey allows people to prepare for the day at work or unwind after a long day.