Originally a two-lane road dating back in October 1987, this toll road was upgraded to four lanes in 1997 and is operated and owned by Queensland Motorways. Most of this road was formerly Metroad Four prior to the Gateway Motorway extension in 1997. The Logan Motorway offers motorists a quick link between Ipswich and the M1 or Pacific Motorway at Loganholme and the Gateway Motorway. It provides access to the Gold Coast on the Eastern Seaboard and to the rural areas of the Darling Downs in the west. The Logan Motorway's highest elevation along with its length is 72.1m and the lowest point is at 5.51m. A 30.2 km length, with about 1.6 km that is steeper in incline/grade than 5% (390 m is steeper in incline/grade than 10%) that is why it is considered to be hilly. This motorway is sure the missing link for residents, tourists and freight carriers if they want to travel with ease. From the Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, and the Darling Downs, it never fails to provide direct access to and from Paradise Road to the Motorway for almost everyone including local, commercial and heavy vehicles. This is one of the perfect alternative to tradional roads.