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Pacific Motorway (M1) Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) upgrade


Since the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) opened 20 years ago the surrounding suburbs have experienced significant growth.  During morning and afternoon peak, heavy congestion at the interchange significantly impacts the surrounding road network. Afternoon peak congestion results in motorists queuing along the M1 to access the interchange off-ramps.  The key priority of the upgrade is to clear the M1 off-ramps to reduce the risk of crashes.




The interchange upgrade will:

  • improve safety for the motorway off-ramp traffic movements by reducing queuing from the motorway to the interchange
  • alleviate congestion at the interchange and adjacent intersections
  • establish reliable access conditions for freight movements to and from the commercial precincts.



The Queensland Government has funded $25 million under the Queensland Government's State Infrastructure Fund as outlined in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2019-20 to 2022-23.

South Coast Region

Project info

The Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) is located at the junction of the Pacific Motorway (M1), Hope Island Road and Tamborine Oxenford Road.

The current configuration of the interchange experiences heavy congestion and queuing on the M1. 

The upgrade will deliver a number of key benefits that will improve the safety and efficiency of the interchange. These include:

  • improved motorist safety by reducing queuing on the M1
  • improved travel times throughout the interchange and to the local road network through additional lanes and synchronisation of traffic signals
  • increased green traffic signal time to allow more vehicles to use the interchange from the western intersection – due to the reduction in signal phases.

More information about the features and benefits of this upgrade can be found in the ‘project features and benefits’ document in the ‘Community info’ section below.

Key milestones

  • May 2018: Options analysis completed
  • October 2018: Business case approved
  • November 2018: Design phase commenced
  • June 2019: Community consultation completed
  • August 2019: Early works to commence
  • September 2019: Construction to commence, expected to take up to 12 months (weather, contractor and site conditions permitting).

Contact details

Phone: 1800 183 761 (Freecall)

Community info

Latest news

Permanent removal of right turn movements from late March 2020 at the intersection on the western side of the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) 

The right turn from Old Pacific Highway (northbound) onto the interchange and the right turn from Heathwood Drive (southbound) into Tamborine-Oxenford Road will be permanently removed from late March 2020. This has been postponed from previously advised dates due to ongoing wet weather delaying works across the project.

Motorists travelling north on the Old Pacific Highway will now turn left into Tamborine-Oxenford Road and use the new U-turn facility on Tamborine-Oxenford Road to travel east.

Motorists travelling south on Heathwood Drive will now continue to travel on Old Pacific Highway to Leo Graham Way and Tamborine-Oxenford Road to travel west.

The improved intersection on the western side of the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) at Old Pacific Highway, Tamborine-Oxenford Road and Heathwood Drive will be realigned to include additional eastbound and westbound lanes.

Reduced speed limit: Pacific Motorway (M1) at Exit 57

From 23 February 2020, the posted speed limit on the northbound lanes of the M1 at Exit 57 will be reduced to 80km/hr during construction of the northbound off-ramp extension and additional off-ramp lanes.

The length of the speed reduction is approximately one kilometre starting near the Exit 57 northbound off-ramp. For the safety of motorists and road workers, this speed reduction will be in place until the project is nearing completion in September 2020.

Last updated
25 May 2020