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Coomera Exit 54 interchange upgrade—Pacific Motorway


The Pacific Motorway Coomera Interchange (Exit 54) is being upgraded to cater for continued growth in the Coomera area.


Pacific Motorway, Coomera


Increased safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.


Seymour Whyte Constructions


The state government has committed $47.4 million in addition to a $10 million commitment from the Australian Government and $17.3 million commitment from the Coomera Town Centre developers.

South Coast Region

Project info

The Coomera area currently has 1 interchange (Exit 54) connecting the Pacific Motorway (M1) to Days Road in the west and Foxwell Road in the east. The interchange provides residential access to the growing housing  estates and developments on both sides of the motorway, as well as access for motorists to major attractions such as Dreamworld (on the eastern side) and large private schools/colleges, commercial and industrial estates and various amenities such as the BP Service Centre (on the western side).

The upgrade includes:

  • a new bridge over the M1 north of the existing structure for eastbound traffic
  • upgrade of both existing roundabouts to signalised intersections with a focus on reducing the risk of queuing on the motorway ramps that potentially causes interference with the safe operation of the M1
  • northbound loop off-ramp providing eastbound connection to Foxwell Road
  • a modified approach to the intersection from Abraham Road
  • realignment of the southbound off ramp to intersect with the Old Pacific Highway (service road)
  • minor realignment of the Old Pacific Highway to intersect with Foxwell Road
  • provision for pedestrians and cyclists
  • street lighting amendments
  • realignment and provision for ramp metering signals on the northbound on ramp.

Key milestones

  • Mid-2015: detailed design complete
  • July 2015: construction commences
  • Late 2016: construction complete (weather, site and contractor conditions permitting)

Traffic info

What to expect:

  • Traffic congestion and travel time delays
  • Frequently changing traffic conditions
  • Speed restrictions in all work zones.

Motorists should choose alternative routes whenever possible and allow extra travel time.

Community info

Contact details

Phone: 1800 657 248
Fax: 07 5563 6611
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang Qld 4211

Media gallery

Aerial photo: July 2016
Exit 54 aerial view: July 2016

Aerial photo: July 2016
Exit 54 aerial view: July 2016

Aerial photo: July 2016
Exit 54 aerial view: July 2016

Latest news

Whitewater Way (eastern side of the interchange)

Work will soon begin at the roundabout connecting Whitewater Way and Dreamworld Parkway (on the eastern side of the interchange) to provide a dedicated, left-turn slip lane to Dreamworld. This slip lane will be separated from the roundabout, while the 2 lanes approaching the roundabout will be converted to:

  • 1 shared through and right-turn lane
  • 1 dedicated right-turn lane.

To carry out this work a section of Whitewater Way southbound will be reduced to 1 lane from week commencing 4 September 2016 until November 2016. 

Motorists are being advised to expect increased congestion and traffic queues in all directions and approaches throughout the interchange during this time. Seek alternative routes whenever possible or expect lengthy delays.

Pedestrian access

Access for pedestrians will change when the footpath is opened across the new bridge on the northern side of the overpass week commencing 28 August 2016. The existing access across the old bridge will be closed to allow work on a new southern side footpath. This closure will remain in place until the upgrade is completed.

Pedestrians are urged to keep their safety top of mind when walking through the roadwork zone. Only walk where there are designated paths and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signage. Remember, motorists' attention can often be focused on changing traffic conditions during major upgrades such as this.

Pacific Motorway (M1)

Traffic conditions on the M1 are also scheduled to change towards the end August/early September 2016:

  • the speed limit will return to 110km/h on the southbound lanes
  • the speed limit northbound will remain at 80km/h until the upgrade is completed due to extensive work still required at the northbound on and off ramps
  • some safety barriers will be removed and relocated on both sides of the motorway - single lane closures will be in place at times during night works.
Last updated
23 August 2016