A popular Brisbane toll road has been hit with a price increase, which could lead some commuters to pay almost $70 a week for their work commutes.
One of Brisbane’s busiest toll roads is now more expensive to use, after operator Transurban increased prices to use the AirportlinkM7 for 2024.
As first reported by The Courier Mail, motorists driving cars will pay about five per cent more to use the Airportlink and M7 twin tunnels – which connect the Clem7 and Legacy Way tunnels – in each direction.
Cars will pay $6.72 while travelling from Bowen Hills to Kedron or Toombul (and vice versa), while motorcyclists fork out $3.36, light commercial vehicles pay $10.08 and heavy commercial vehicles are hit with a $17.79 toll fee.
A spokesperson for Transurban told The Courier Mail that the prices for the AirportlinkM7 only increase every January, unlike the city’s other toll roads which are hit with an inflation-based increase at the start of the financial year on 1 July.
Approximately 63,000 trips are completed on the AirportlinkM7 toll road every day, though less than 20 per cent of Queensland motorists spend more than $10 on tolls weekly.
However, if a car driver uses the full length of the AirportLinkM7 every working day in both directions, they will pay $13.44 daily and up to $67.20 weekly.
Transurban led a consortium of companies to purchase Brisbane’s toll roads from Brisbane Motorways in 2014 for a reported figure of $7 billion.
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