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Pacific Motorway (M1): Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has an M1 North upgrade program (Gateway Motorway to Logan Motorway) that is proposed to be delivered in a 3-stage rolling program from north to south.

  • Stage 1 is the M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade and is currently under construction. Major construction activities commenced in July 2018 and are due for completion in mid-2020
  • Stage 2 is the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill (EMP2DH) upgrade and is currently in the preliminary design phase of the project lifecycle with construction expected to begin in mid-2020
  • Stage 3 is the Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway (DH2LM) upgrade and is currently in the planning phase of the project lifecycle.
Location:

Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway (Logan River).

Completion:

Preliminary evaluation/options analysis (PE) commenced in June 2019. This analysis will investigate viable staging options for investment in the project.

Once value for money investment options are identified, Building Queensland will take the lead to deliver a detailed business case. The business case is expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

Benefits:

The upgrade between Daisy Hill and the Logan Motorway will reduce travel time and congestion, improve safety, and increase traffic flow. Capacity upgrades of the southbound lanes from Springwood to Loganholme, and, Northbound from Daisy Hill to Loganholme will relieve congestion along this stretch of the M1. The consolidation of both on and off ramps along this section of the corridor, along with Smart Motorways technologies, will allow for better traffic flow and less conflict points on entering and exiting the M1.

Funding:

The Queensland Government has committed $16 million to ensure business cases for both Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the M1 North upgrade program are finalised. The detailed business case for Stage 2 - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill was successfully delivered in August 2018.

The Australian Government has committed $500 million towards this project and the 2019–2020 and 2022–2023 QTRIP notes that the project details, timing and potential Queensland Government funding contribution is subject to further negotiations with the Australian Government.

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway upgrade is the third and final stage of the M1 North upgrade program (Gateway to Logan Motorway) and is expected to follow on from completion of Stage 2 – EMP2DH. Stage 3 is expected to include:

  • southbound capacity upgrade from Springwood to Loganholme.
  • northbound capacity upgrade from Daisy Hill to Loganholme.
  • ramps consolidation and managed motorway technologies.

All modes of both public and active transport will be investigated as part of the early planning process for DH2LM. The completion of the PE will better inform the need and scope for these modes.

This project is part of the M1 North upgrade program (Gateway to Logan Motorway) which is being delivered in priority stages as funding becomes available.

Stage 1 of the M1 North upgrade program is the M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade that is currently in construction.

Stage 2 of the M1 North upgrade program is Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade. This upgrade is currently in the design phase.

Stage 3 of the M1 North upgrade program is Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway. This project is in the planning phase with the business case expected to be completed and presented to the Queensland Government Infrastructure Investment Committee by the end of 2021. Once approved, it will then be submitted to Infrastructure Australia for approval, with finalisation expected by mid-2022. 

Key milestones

  • 2017: The Queensland Government outlined a commitment of $16 million develop a business case for future upgrades of the M1 corridor between Eight Mile Plains and the Logan Motorway.
  • May 2019: The Australian Government committed $500 million towards this project and the 2019 – 2020 and 2022 – 2023 QTRIP notes that the project details, timing and potential Queensland Government funding contribution is subject to further negotiations with the Australian Government.
  • End of 2021: Complete detailed business case.
  • Mid-2022: Approval of business case expected.

Contact details

Email: DH2LM@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 314 763
Fax: 07 5563 6611

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Community info

Last updated
08 January 2020