Brisbane’s newest traffic tunnel will open in coming weeks, cutting the trip between the Western Freeway at Toowong, to the Inner City Bypass at Kelvin Grove, in half to just four minutes.

Legacy Way is the largest project Council has ever undertaken and is part of planning for our city’s future, as Brisbane continues to grow.

But before this congestion-buster opens, Council is offering a sneak-preview inside the tunnel with a free community event.

This Sunday, 31 May, Council is hosting a community walking event, through the full-length of the tunnel, giving everyone the chance to inspect Legacy Way first-hand.

While not everyone may want to walk the entire 4.6km, there are several length walks available, everything from 500m to the full 4.6 kilometres of the tunnel.

Family activities including a sausage sizzle and a jumping castle and face painting will also be available at the event.

Legacy Way is an award-winning tunnel and this will certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up-close and personal with this impressive engineering masterpiece.

The final stages of the commissioning process are currently underway, with checks on the multitude of state-of-the-art safety systems inside the tunnel.

All up, an independent verifier is completing 88,000 different checks before the tunnel can officially open to motorists.

When it opens, every motorist that takes the tunnel will be making a contribution to Legacy, a charitable organisation that provides support to the families of Defence Force veterans.

Legacy cares for more than 90,000 widows and 1,900 children throughout Australia and makes a valuable difference in the lives of those it supports.

The free community day is open to all Brisbane residents, but registration is essential on Council’s website.

Free bus services from one of the locations provided across the city, will be the only way to get to the event.

Buses will be available from Roma Street, King George Square, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Darra.

Registrations for the Legacy Way community walking event are available at: