Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade (Pacific Highway early works upgrade)

The Pacific Highway (western service road) in Slacks Creek was realigned and upgraded as part of the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade.

The service road, between Moss Street and Westerway Street, was realigned and widened to increase its traffic capacity and make way for construction of additional northbound and southbound lanes on the M1. 

Major works included relocating all public utility services and constructing new stormwater drainage under the M1 to the Slacks Creek water catchment, for improved M1 flood immunity. 


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better active transport
  • Improves ride quality
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Realigned and widened a section of the Pacific Highway (western service road) to allow widening of the M1 motorway.
  • Constructed a shared footpath on the western side of the Pacific Highway to encourage active transport.
  • Relocated public utility services, including electrical, sewer, drainage and telecommunications.
  • Accommodation works, such as the reconstruction of driveways and relocation of fencing, lighting and signage for businesses adjoining the project alignment.
  • Stormwater drainage work from the Pacific Highway (eastern service road) under the M1 to Slacks Creek, to improve M1 flood immunity.


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. $750 million – Stage 2: Pacific Motorway Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade. Investment ID 852345.

Total investment
$750 million
Australian Government
$510 million
Queensland Government
$240 million

Current status 

Works started in July 2020 and were completed in June 2022.

Project map

Schematic drawing highlighting upgrade features for the Pacific Motorway (M1), Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, widen and extend busway project.

Schematic drawing showing the project extents for widening the M1 and V1 Veloway starting at Eight Mile Plains in the north and Daisy Hill to the south. Features include:

  • location for the new Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride at the corner of Underwood and School Roads
  • location for the South East Busway extension between Eight Mile Plains and Springwood bus station
  • location for the new M1 on-ramp at Lexington Road, Underwood that replaced the Sports Drive M1 on-ramp, and a new shared use path from Springwood Road to the new Rochedale bus station at Underwood Road. 

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade flythrough

Video Transcript

The Queensland and Australian Governments are continuing to upgrade the Pacific Motorway to bring you safer and more reliable motorway travel.

This $750 million project will upgrade an 8km section of the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Watland Street, including improvements to public transport and cycling routes.

By building a better M1 you will spend less time on the roads and more time at home.

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade started construction at the completion of the M1/M3 Gateway Merge in mid-2020.

The upgrade will include improvements to public transport and cycling routes with busway extensions through to Springwood.

A new bus station and park 'n' ride facility at Rochedale will provide better transport connections. The South East Busway will be extended from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood, providing more transport options for commuters.

The motorway will be widened to a maximum of 5 northbound lanes between Watland Street and the Gateway Motorway, increasing capacity of the motorway, improving traffic flow and minimising congestion.

We'll also be improving pedestrian facilities along the way with better access to safer walking routes.

The project will upgrade and widen the Rochedale Road exit, allowing for safer access from the M1. By widening Rochedale Road to 3 lanes the project will create greater capacity, better connectivity, and less congestion on local roads.

A new on-ramp at Lexington Road will create easier and safer entry to the M1 and help to reduce merging congestion.

Upgrading connections such as the intersection of Logan and Compton Roads allows for smoother travel onto the M1 and utilising existing infrastructure such as Fitzgerald Avenue to ensure greater public transport connections and reliable travel times.

By upgrading the multi-modal facilities along the M1 corridor, you will have more options than ever for finding your way home sooner.

We are giving you safer options for accessing the M1 and creating increased capacity for less congestion.

We are building you a better M1 jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments.