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Coomera Exit 54 interchange upgrade—Pacific Motorway

Overview:

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

Location:

Pacific Motorway, Coomera

Benefits:

Increased safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Supplier:

Seymour Whyte Constructions

Funding:

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.

Regions:
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 commenced
  • Late 2016: construction completed

Traffic info

Traffic flows across the interchange should now be travelling at speed. However, motorists can expect some wait times at the new signalised intersections as is usual for this type of traffic control device.

Traffic engineers will continue to monitor the signal phasing on both the eastern and western intersection to ensure best traffic flows across the interchange.

Community info

Contact details

Email: Exit54@tmr.qld.gov.au
Fax: 07 5563 6611
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang Qld 4211

Media gallery

Exit 54 aerial view: December 2016
Exit 54 aerial view: December 2016

Exit 54 aerial view: December 2016
Exit 54 aerial view: December 2016

Latest news

Speed limits

The speed limit on the northbound lanes was increased back to 110km/h on Friday 16 December 2016. 

Last updated
23 August 2016