Running late?

Use the Inner City Bypass to save time on your commute.

With the Inner City Bypass (ICB) upgrade now complete, motorists can enjoy reduced congestion, improved travel times and enhanced connectivity between major inner-city roads.

The upgrade was one of more than 90 projects delivered by the Brisbane City Council’s commitment to invest more than $2 billion to alleviate traffic congestion.

The upgrades include a new westbound on-ramp from Bowen Bridge Road, an additional lane in each direction between the RNA Tunnel and Legacy Way, a dedicated bus priority lane at the Herston Road exit of the ICB and improvement works at the Herston Road roundabout.

The Brisbane City Council found more than 105,000 vehicles use the ICB everyday and, if the upgrade did not go ahead, it would have been severely over capacity by 2021.

RACQ Principal Traffic and Safety Engineer Gregory Miszkowycz said the project has been a success for commuters.
“Considering the significant traffic volume increase over past years, the project has been successful at alleviating congestion and catering for traffic growth along the road,” Mr Miszkowycz said.

“You’ll save time, but the amount will vary depending on the time of day and if there any incidents on the road.

“The additional ramp, lanes and bus queue jump also benefits public transport to and from the west of Brisbane, which is something that is currently lacking.”

Mr Miszkowycz said the ICB upgrade was necessary due to the increased demand put on the road.

“From a network perspective the new ramp has been successful at removing traffic off city streets and getting them onto the ICB and out towards the Centenary Motorway by using Milton Road, Coronation Drive or the Legacy Way toll tunnel,” he said.

Take a tour

Experience the ICB upgrade first-hand on your next trip out of the city or watch this fly through video which shows just how easy it is to access the new on-ramp.