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Pacific Motorway (M1): Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade

Overview:

Planning and design are currently underway for the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade, focusing on improvements to 8 kilometres of the Pacific Motorway (M1) between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road. This project is Stage 2 of a rolling program of M1 upgrades between the Gateway and Logan Motorways which is being delivered in strategic priority stages.

Location:

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill.

Completion:

A detailed business case was completed in 2018 and this project is currently in the design phase of the project life cycle. Construction is expected to begin by mid-2020.

Benefits:

The upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill will reduce travel time and congestion, improve safety, and increase traffic flow. Interchange enhancements will improve access on and off the motorway. The completion of the missing link for the V1 veloway will allow for safer cycle travel, and the extension of the South East Busway to Springwood will give commuters more reliable public transport options.

Funding:

$749 million has been committed by the Queensland and Australian governments for construction of the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2019-20 to 2022-23.

Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade focuses on improvements to eight kilometres on the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road including:

  • Gateway Motorway to Loganlea Road: widening up to 5 northbound lanes
  • Rochedale Road to Logan Road: widening to 4 southbound lanes
  • South East Busway Extension from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood including a new bus station and park-n-ride at Rochedale
  • Completion of the missing V1 cycleway link on the western side of the M1 from the Gateway Motorway to Paradise Road.

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 One of the M1 North upgrade program is the M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade which is currently in construction.

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

Stage Three of the M1 North upgrade program is Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway. This project is in the planning phase with business case expected to be complete by the end of 2021.

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.
  • Early 2018: TMR partnered with Building Queensland to develop a detailed business case for the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade.
  • August 2018: The detailed business case was finalised.
  • Early 2019: Preliminary and detailed design began.
  • Mid-2020: Construction to begin.

Contact details

Email: eightmileplains@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 549 664
Fax: 07 5563 6611

Community info

Keep up-to-date

Residents and motorists are encouraged to subscribe to the free email and SMS traffic alert update service for this project. Register with the Transport and Main Roads on the above contact details.

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill staging

Last updated
16 July 2019