Pacific Motorway M1 Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) upgrade
We have upgraded the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) located at the junction of the Pacific Motorway (M1), Hope Island Road and Tamborine Oxenford Road.
The Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) upgrade:
- improves safety for the motorway off-ramp traffic movements by reducing queuing from the motorway to the interchange
- alleviates congestion at the interchange and adjacent intersections
- establishes reliable access conditions for freight movements to and from the commercial precincts.
- supports the growth of the local area.
- Improves safety
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Reduces travel time
- Better road access
The upgrade improves the safety and efficiency of the interchange through:
- 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.
The upgrade changes the configuration of the interchange with a focus on reducing heavy congestion and queuing on the M1.
The Queensland Government funded the upgrade under the State Infrastructure Fund as outlined in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2019-20 to 2022-23.
- Total investment
- $25 million
- Queensland Government
- $25 million
Exit 57 video
Pacific Motorway (M1) Exit 57 Upgrade Project interchange showing before (April 2019) and after (Sept 2020) interchange configuration. Key priorities of the upgrade are to improve motorist safety by reducing queuing on the M1 and improving traffic flow through the interchange.
Major upgrade works complete and all lanes are open
All major upgrade works throughout the Exit 57 interchange were completed on 28 September 2020 and all lanes are now open.
Minor project finishing works will continue until around late October 2020. These works include decommissioning of site sheds, re-instatement of the solar panels, ongoing landscaping establishment and finalisation of fibre optic cables. Works will occur during both day and night with intermittent lane closures during the day and intermittent lane or ramp closures during nightworks.
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 was permanently removed on 29 March 2020.
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 was 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 1 kilometre starting near 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.