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[QLD] Brisbane Toll-Free Travel Both Directions for The Go Between Bridge & Clem7 Tunnel

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Tolls will be waived on the Go Between Bridge and Clem7 tunnel in either direction for the duration of the closure, between 10pm on Friday to 5am on Monday

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  • +8 votes

    This is because of the weekend closure of the Riverside Expressway this weekend due to bridge construction works.

    So, you know, good luck with this.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-18/brisbane-riverside-ex...

  • +10 votes

    Wish the Gateway was free. It's robbery.

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      Like taxes

    • +4 votes

      highway Gateway robbery

  • +5 votes

    Highlights how poorly Brisbane is serviced for free vehicle crossings

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      Yeah can't afford under water tunnels

  • +6 votes

    I don’t understand why the tunnel owner can’t simply decrease the toll fee and attract more drivers to use the toll way and divert traffic and achieve better road management? And this way people use the facility more efficiently.

    • +14 votes

      If you take note who uses the expensive tunnels most, it is mostly government contractors or corporate vehicles.
      It is crazy to believe with all the taxes and road levies that we have multinational companies owning our bridges and tunnels for profit.

    • +1 vote

      This. 1000%

    • +1 vote

      I agree. It makes no sense

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      Something else to consider, if the operator made it too cheap - almost literally everyone would use them and therefore they would be clogged.

  • +8 votes

    Tolls are BS. Using private money for construction allows road authorities to mismanage money (they could have paid for it with government funds through efficiency) and can (not always) distort traffic flow away from efficiency due to price of a route

    That's my personal opinion.

    • +2 votes

      You're absolutely right that tolls are BS. What it actually highlights is that successive governments have not allowed the transport network to be planned. You end up with pollies having to splash money around just before elections (for obvious votes), deciding on infrastructure within 4 year election cycles. This should instead be planned for well in advance by professionals with actual degrees in this stuff. That way the funding allocation would be more predictive… but unfortunately that's not as sexy as ribbon cutting. LOL

    • +2 votes

      Well if you look at Brisbane's history in predicting the traffic on toll ways that was another major blunder. It's always the tax payer that gets screwed.

  • +9 votes

    People in WA while eating iron ore for breakfast

    What are tolls?

    • -1 vote

      yeah, but there is nowhere to go in WA. It should be a paradise with endless land and opportunity… but practically the entire population lives in an area the size of Hong Kong and sits at home depressed with nothing to do but wash their fluro's and Hilux.

      • +2 votes

        Thank god thats what the rest of australia thinks

        Imagine if they actually wanted to live here and ruined our house prices too.

        Enjoy the invasion of cashed up property investors queensland.