Road Photos & Information: Queensland
M7 A7   Ipswich Motorway, Ipswich Road, Clem Jones Tunnel, Airport Link Tunnel & East-West Arterial Road (M7 / A7)

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M7 / A7 is a significant route connecting the western and inner suburbs of Brisbane with Brisbane Airport. Between Gailes and Rocklea, the route is freeway standard, with the rest of the route being suburban arterial road quality. The route also features 2 freeway standard tunnels: Clem Jones Tunnel and Airport Link Tunnel.

Originally called the North-South Bypass Tunnel 2, the Clem Jones Tunnel (M7) links five existing major motorways and arterial roads on the north and south sides of the Brisbane River. The 6.8 kilometre tollway includes twin, 2-lane 4.8 kilometre tunnels. 3

Tolls are collected through a fully electronic tolling system that identifies motorists using the tunnel via an electronic tag fitted inside their vehicle or by taking a photograph of their number plate. 3

The route is named after Brisbane's longest serving Lord Mayor, Clem Jones. He was responsible for Brisbane's first town plan and established infrastructure such as sewerage, water and sealed road networks. He built new roads and developed city gardens, sporting fields and swimming pools. 3

Clem Jones passed away in 2007, aged 89. 3

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

Click here for construction photos along the route.

Gailes to Hendra   Hendra to Gailes
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7), approaching Progress Rd (SR30) at Wacol, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Airport Drive at Brisbane Airport, approaching The Circuit, Southern Cross Way (former M1) and East-West Arterial Rd (M7), March 2012. The Gateway Mwy sign is a remnant as it was re-routed and the old road renamed Southern Cross Way.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7), approaching Progress Rd (SR30) at Wacol, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign beside The Circuit overpass on Airport Drive at Brisbane Airport, approaching the Southern Cross Way and East-West Arterial Rd (M7) interchange, March 2012.

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Progress Road:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at the Progress Rd (SR30) interchange, Wacol, March 2012.

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  Southern Cross Way:
East-West Arterial Rd (M7) at the Southern Cross Way interchange at Brisbane Airport, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wacol approaching Centenary Hwy (M5), March 2012.

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  Southern Cross Way:
East-West Arterial Rd (M7) showing the AD sign on the Southern Cross Way off-ramp at Brisbane Airport, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wacol approaching Centenary Hwy (M5), March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Brisbane Airport on service road south of East-West Arterial Rd (M7) approaching Nudgee Rd, January 2011.

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Centenary Highway:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at the Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange, Darra, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Widdop St at Hendra, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Darra, approaching Harcourt Rd, March 2012.

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  Widdop Street:
East-West Arterial Rd (M7) at the Widdop St interchange, Hendra, March 2012.

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Lane Control Ends:
Signs indicating automated lane control ends, Darra, March 2012.

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  Widdop Street:
East-West Arterial Rd (M7) at the Widdop St interchange, Hendra, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Darra, approaching Harcourt Rd, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Hendra, approaching Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) and the then unopened Airport Link tunnel (M7), March 2012.

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Harcourt Road:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at Harcourt Rd interchange, Darra, March 2012.

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  Sandgate Road:
East-West Arterial Rd (M7) at the Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) interchange at Clayfield, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Oxley, approaching Oxley Rd & Blunder Rd (SR35), March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) at Clayfield, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Oxley, approaching Oxley Rd & Blunder Rd (SR35), March 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly facing the off ramp to Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) at Clayfield, March 2012.

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Oxley Road & Blunder Road:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at Oxley at the interchange with Oxley Rd & Blunder Rd (SR35), March 2012.

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  Overheight Warning Sign:
Overheight warning sign on the unnumbered section of the Inner City Bypass at Bowen Hills, approaching Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Freeway Green Sign:
Older freeway green End Of Motorway sign, on the off ramp to Oxley Rd & Blunder Rd (SR35) at Oxley, March 2012.

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  Prohibition Sign & Trailblazer:
Motorway prohibition sign and trailblazer on the unnumbered section of the Inner City Bypass, approaching the exit to Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), March 2012.

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Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD in the off ramp to Oxley Rd & Blunder Rd (SR35) at Oxley, March 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
Changeable ID sign on the Inner City Bypass interchange with Clem Jones Tunnel (M7) at Bowen Hills, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Oxley, approaching Donaldsons Rd, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on O'Keefe St in Woolloongabba approaching Ipswich Rd (A7), September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rocklea, approaching Donaldsons Rd, March 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the O'Keefe St junction in Woolloongabba, September 2009. Click here for a photo of this location from August 2009 by Rob Tilley

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Donaldson Road:
Ipswuch Mwy (M7) at the Donaldson Rd interchange, Rocklea, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Rd (A7) approaching Cornwall St in Woolloongabba, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rocklea approaching Suscatand St interchange, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7) approaching Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, August 2009. This sign has since been upgraded.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rocklea approaching Suscatand St interchange, Grandard Rd (Metroad 2) interchange and Ipswich Rd (A7), March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7) approaching Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, March 2012. Click here for a photo from August 2009 by Rob Tilley of the previous sign.

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Suscantand Street:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at the Suscatand St interchange in Rocklea, March 2012.

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  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7) approaching the Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, April 2014. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from August 2009.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Rocklea approaching Grandard Rd (Metroad 2) interchange and Ipswich Rd (A7), March 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, April 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rocklea approaching Grandard Rd (Metroad 2) interchange and Ipswich Rd (A7), March 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the interchange of Ipswich Mwy (M7) and Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, August 2009. This sign has since been removed.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Rocklea approaching Grandard Rd (Metroad 2) interchange and Ipswich Rd (A7), March 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, April 2012.

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Ipswich Road Exit:
ID sign at the local traffic exit to an unnumbered service road section of Ipswich Rd through Rocklea, March 2012. The A7 route number is shown in error.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Centenary Hwy (M5) interchange at Darra, April 2012.

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Granard Road:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at the Granard (Metroad 2) interchange at Rocklea, March 2012. Ipswich Mwy becomes Ipswich Rd (A7) at this location.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Progress Rd (SR30) at Wacol, March 2012.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Ipswich Rd (A7) at Rocklea, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Progress Rd (SR30) at Wacol, March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Rd (A7) approaching the interchange with Sherwood Rd (SR20) and Muriel Av (SR20), March 2012.

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  Progress Road:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at Progress Rd (SR30) at Wacol, March 2012.

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Sherwood Road & Muriel Avenue:
Ipswich Rd (A7) at the interchange with Sherwood Rd (SR20) & Muriel Av (SR20) at Rocklea, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7) at Gailes, approaching Ipswich Mwy (M2) and Brisbane Rd (Viking Dr), March 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Sherwood Rd (SR20) and Muriel Av (SR20) at Rocklea, March 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Ipswich Mwy (M7) at Gailes, approaching Ipswich Mwy (M2) and Brisbane Rd (Viking Dr), March 2012.

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Toll Evasion Sign:
Toll evasion sign for Clem Jones Tunnel at Woolloongabba near Pacific Mwy (M3) interchange, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Brisbane Road:
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at the interchange with Brisbane Rd (Viking Dr) at Gailes, March 2012.

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Variable Speed Sign:
Variable speed sign for Clem Jones Tunnel at Woolloongabba near Pacific Mwy (M3) interchange, March 2010.

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  Brisbane Road & End M7 :
Ipswich Mwy (M7) at the exit to Brisbane Rd (Viking Dr) at Gailes, March 2012. Ipswich Mwy becomes M2 from this point, which is also part the interchange with Logan Mwy (M2)

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Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs at the interchange of Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), Airport Link Tunnel (M7), Inner City Bypass (M3) and Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25) at Bowen Hills, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Intersection Directional Signs:
ID signs at the interchange with Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), Bowen Bridge Rd (SR15), Inner CIty Bypass (M3) and Lutwyche Rd (A3) at Windsor, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD signs inside Airport Link Tunnel (M7) approaching Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) at Clayfield, January 2016.

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Sandgate Road:
ID sign assembly facing the exit from Airport Link Tunnel (M7) to Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) at Clayfield, January 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Sandgate Rd (SR20 / SR26) approaching temporary roundabout with access to East-West Arterial Rd (M7) at Clayfield, January 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching Nudgee Rd interchange at Clayfield, January 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on East-West Arterial Rd (M7) approaching the interchange with Nudgee Rd in Clayfield, January 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Nudgee Road Interchange:
East-West Arterial Rd (M7) at the interchange with Nudgee Rd in Hendra, January 2011.

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Nudgee Road:
Nudgee Rd overpass at Hendra, January 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign west of Gateway Mwy (M1) at Brisbane Airport near Southern Cross Way, January 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Click here for the continuation of Ipswich Motorway as M2

1 Transport & Main Roads, Queensland state-controlled roads and region maps, Metropolitan Region: east
2 Leighton Contractors, Clem Jones Tunnel
3 River City Motorway, About The CLEM7
4 Tyler Bullock
5 Transport and Main Roads, from corresondence from April 2012
6 Queensland Times, Motorway speed limit cut to 90kmh, 9 December 2004
7 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, New Airport Flyover Open to Motorists A Year Early, 4 November 2010,
8 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, Demolition begins on old Gateway Motorway Overpass, 2 June 2010.
9 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, New Airport Flyover Open, 8 November 2010.
10 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, New intersection opens ahead of schedule, 30 May 2011.

Last updated: 05-Feb-2019 22:41

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