PLANNING on heading to Brisbane during the G20 Summit?
Tolls will be free for all motorists travelling on the Go Between Bridge and Gateway Bridges during the G20 Summit weekend..
Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said providing free tolls will help motorists get in and around the city during the summit.
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“The G20 is attracting world leaders, 4000 delegates and 3000 media, and Queenslanders should also enjoy this international spectacle,” Mr Newman said.
“The G20 will provide about $100 million worth of direct economic benefits for Brisbane, however we acknowledge there will also be some disruptions which is why we decided to waive the tolls on these bridges.
“Saturday will see the largest number of motorcade and vehicle movements occur and providing free tolls on these key bridges will help the travelling public get to where they need to go.”
Mr Emerson said waiving the tolls would provide even more options for Queenslanders to enjoy the G20 celebrations and help minimise disruptions for those travelling around the CBD.
“From Friday 14 November to midnight Sunday 16 November motorists will travel free on the Go Between Bridge,” Mr Emerson said.
“We are also funding free tolls on the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (Gateway) on Saturday 15 November from 6.00am to midnight.
“Making the Gateway Bridges toll free on the Saturday will provide a free river crossing for those travelling between the north and south of the city and help reduce the inconvenience for motorists.”
The Australian Government will fund the suspension period for the Go Between Bridge and the State Government will fund the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (Gateway) at a total cost of $523,000.
For all information about G20 transport changes and road closures visit g20.org.au