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

Overview:

Construction and detailed design are now underway for the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade, focusing on improvements to 8kms 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 are 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 varying stages of design and construction phases of the project life cycle. Construction on Package 1 – Sports Drive to Gateway Motorway began in April 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 bicycle 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 Australian and Queensland 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 8kms 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 1 of the M1 North upgrade program is the M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade which is currently in construction.

Stage 2 of the M1 North upgrade program is the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade. This upgrade is currently in the design and construction 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 by the end of 2021. When approved, it will be submitted to Infrastructure Australia for approval.

Key milestones

  • 2017: The Queensland Government outlined a commitment of $16 million to 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.
  • April 2020: Construction began on Package 1 – Sports Drive to Gateway Motorway. 

Construction packages

Package 1: Sports Drive to Gateway Motorway (SD2GM)

Main contract awarded: February 2020
Construction start: began April 2020
Construction complete: third quarter - 2021

Package 2: Pacific Highway early works (PHEW)

Detailed design complete: March 2020
Main contract award: June 2020
Construction start: July/August 2020
Construction complete: end 2021

Package 3: Watland Street to Sports Drive (WS2SD)

Detailed design complete: July 2020
Main contract procurement start: Oct 2020
Main contract awarded: second/first quarters 2021
Construction start: second quarter 2021
Construction complete: mid-2024

Package 4: Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride (RBSPnR)

Preliminary and detailed design start: May 2020
Detailed design complete: end 2021
Main contract procurement start: early 2023
Main contract awarded: mid-2023
Construction start: mid-2023
Construction complete: third quarter 2024

 

Sustainability

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill project team is committed to TMR’s sustainability policies and targets and to continual improvement with the aspiration of achieving net positive impacts by means of restorative actions, both during design and construction phases of the project.

The project team will aspire to:

  • ensure people’s health and wellbeing are put first 
  • explore available clean energy options for both design and construction
  • reduce the project’s reliance on potable water by exploring alternatives
  • promote workforce development opportunities
  • reduce waste to landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling or refusing
  • pursue and reward innovation in design and construction
  • consider environmental, social, economic and governance outcomes in significant decisions
  • engage with suppliers and subcontractors to procure materials and use the materials responsibly
  • work with the local community to leave a positive legacy
  • include strategies for adaptation to climate change into the project’s design
  • advance diversity and inclusiveness
  • respect and value the natural environment and enhance biodiversity

Collectively, these initiatives in coordination with the objectives and targets detailed within the program Infrastructure Sustainability Strategy, will ensure the project optimises environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Contact details

Email: eightmileplains@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 549 664 (during business hours, Monday — Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Fax: 07 5563 6611

Community info

Community information sessions were held in October 2019 and are now complete. Contact the project team on the details listed above if you would like any further information.

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 Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on the details listed above.

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill schematic

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Flythrough Video

 

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Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill FAQs

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Newsletter

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Community information sessions 

The Department of Transport and Mains Roads (TMR) is currently in the design phase of Stage 2 of the Pacific Motorway (M1) upgrade program between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill.

Stage 2 focuses on improvements to over eight kilometres on the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road including:

  • Gateway Motorway to Paradise 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. 

Last updated
25 May 2020