Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Clem 7 cross city tunnel

The new Brisbane cross tunnel opened a few weeks ago. It goes from Woolloongabba on the south side to Herston on the north side, under the city and the Brisbane River. Drivers avoid 24 traffic lights and save a lot of time. However there have been mixed reports with stories of huge delays when a vehicle breaks down in the tunnel. There are also complaints about the air quality in the tunnel.
The south entrance of the M1 at Woolloongabba

Driving from south to north

The tunnel is named after long serving lord mayor Clem Jones OA, who died in 2007. It is a toll road and it costs at the moment $2.95 until the 9th May, when the toll will rise to $4.28 for a car.


  1. If it is anything like the tunnels in Sydney, it will end up costing the taxpayers squillions when the private consortium does not make its wished for profits, goes broke, and the government has to bail them out!

  2. I wonder if that is the best way to go north, if you want to go straight through Brisbane.

  3. Bruce,
    If you travel from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, it isn't. You would travel on the Gateway motorway by-passing the city, over the Gateway Bridge. But if you want to go to the inner northern suburbs, this tunnel will be the quickest way.