Logan Road, Brisbane

Logan Road, allocated state routes 95 and 30, is a major road in Brisbane, Queensland. It runs 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Springwood in Logan City to Woolloongabba in Brisbane, with most of the route signed as state route 95. The route was formerly the main route to the Gold Coast from Brisbane, until the South East Freeway (now Pacific Motorway) was built.

The road runs close to the Gabba and Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mount Gravatt, past Westfield Garden City and the Upper Mount Gravatt busway station. Logan Road provides the quickest access to Mount Gravatt from the south, as well as being the main access road for the Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre. At the road's southern extent it is crossed by both the Pacific Motorway and Gateway Motorway. At Underwood Kingston Road splits off to become a major road into central Logan City.

History

Logan Road at Mount Gravatt Central.

William Slack, a local cattle grazier, took his stock along a possible Aboriginal track which became known to the locals as Slacks Track.[1] Later the track became a road and then highway.

The route takes its name from Captain Patrick Logan, one of the founders of the Moreton Bay convict settlement. Its route is similar to that of the Pacific Motorway and can be accessed directly via exit numbers 20 and 14 as well as by the Gateway Motorway.

The first electric trams travelled along the road in 1897.[2] Between 1953 and 1969, electric trams ran along Logan Road between Woolloongabba and Mount Gravatt.

At the northern end of Logan Road is the Woolloongabba Fiveways. This intersection was one of the busiest in the city, requiring a policeman to coordinate rail and road traffic.[3]

Major intersections

The road is in the Brisbane local government area, except the last 3.3 kilometres, which are in Logan City.

LocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
Woolloongabba00.0Dead end - no adjoining roads or streetsNorth-west end of Logan Road (no route number)
No vehicle access between Logan Road and the Main Street / Ipswich Road / Stanley Street intersection at this location.
0.50.31 - Wellington Road (State Route 95) - north - East Brisbane
Balaclava Street - west - Ipswich Road
Southbound traffic on Logan Road meets Wellington Road at a T junction, with no right turn towards the continuation of Logan Road.
Thus traffic wishing to continue south on Logan Road must approach this intersection from one of the side streets.
Logan Road continues south as State Route 95.
Woolloongabba /
Greenslopes boundary
1.40.87Okeefe Street - west - Ipswich RoadNorth-western concurrency terminus with State Route 22.
Logan Road continues south-east as State Route 95, concurrent with State Route 22.
Greenslopes1.71.1 Old Cleveland Road (State Route 22) - east - CoorparooLogan Road continues south-east with no route number.
State Route 95 continues east on Old Cleveland Road, and then south on Montague Street to rejoin Logan Road.
1.71.1South-eastern concurrency terminus with State Route 22.
2.01.2 Montague Street (State Route 95) - north - Old Cleveland RoadLogan Road continues south-east as State Route 95.
Holland Park /
Holland Park West boundary
4.93.0 Marshall Road (State Route 10) - south-west - Holland Park West
Holland Road (State Route 10) - north-east - Holland Park
Mount Gravatt /
Mount Gravatt East boundary
7.54.7 Creek Road (State Route 20) - north-east - Mount Gravatt East
Upper Mount Gravatt10.06.2 Kessels Road (Metroad 2) - south-west - MacGregor
Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road (Metroad 2) - north-east - Wishart
Upper Mount Gravatt /
Wishart boundary
11.06.8 Newnham Road (State Route 41) - north - Wishart
Eight Mile Plains11.47.1 Pacific Motorway (M3) - north-west - MacGregor /
south-east - Eight Mile Plains
12.17.5 Padstow Road (State Route 56) - west - Sunnybank /
Miles Platting Road (State Route 56) - east - Rochedale
13.48.3 Gateway Motorway (M2) - south-west - Runcorn, Kuraby /
north-east - Mackenzie
No exit to Gateway Motorway northbound (see next intersection)
13.78.5Levington Road - south-west - Kuraby /
north-east - Gateway Motorway
Provides an exit to Gateway Motorway northbound
Eight Mile Plains /
Underwood border
14.79.1Underwood Road - west - Runcorn /
east - Rochedale South
Underwood Road is the boundary between the City of Brisbane and Logan City local government areas at this point.
Logan Road (State Route 95) continues south into Logan City.
Underwood, Rochedale South, Slacks Creek, Woodridge, and Springwood
(mentioned in this and/or subsequent intersections) are in Logan City.
Underwood16.110.0 Beenleigh Road (State Route 57) - west - Kuraby
16.410.2 Kingston Road (State Route 95) - south - Slacks Creek, WoodridgeLogan Road continues south-east with no route number
Underwood /
Slacks Creek boundary
17.610.9 Compton Road (State Route 30) - south-west - WoodridgeLogan Road continues south-east as State Route 30
Underwood /
Slacks Creek /
Springwood boundary
17.911.1 Pacific Motorway (M3) - north - Underwood, Rochedale South /
south - Springwood, Slacks Creek
Springwood18.011.2 Rochedale Road (State Route 30) - north - Rochedale South /
Pacific Highway Service Road - south - Springwood /
Fitzgerald Avenue - north-east - Springwood
South-east end of Logan Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ Roberts, Beryl (1991). Stories of the Southside. Archerfield, Queensland: Aussie Books. p. 47. ISBN 0-947336-01-X.
  2. ^ J.E.Morwood (28 February 1970). "History Of Electric Tramways In Brisbane". Brisbane Tramway Museum Society. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Local history: Woolloongabba". State Library of Queensland. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2015.

External links

Media related to Logan Road, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°30′18.44″S 153°02′54.36″E / 27.5051222°S 153.0484333°E / -27.5051222; 153.0484333