Planning and construction is underway for short and long-term upgrades of various interchanges on the Pacific Motorway (M1)
Pacific Motorway Exit 45 southbound off-ramp, upgrade interchange
Safety improvements to the Ormeau Interchange (Exit 45) southbound off-ramp on the Pacific Motorway has reduced traffic on the M1 and Lahrs Road.
The project has eased congestion, reduced travel times and improved safety through a new signalised intersection at Lahrs Road and Zupp Drive.
A new left-turn slip lane and acceleration lane to the existing Exit 45 southbound off-ramp was constructed, allowing traffic bound for the Yatala industrial precinct to bypass the eastern interchange roundabout.
Freight access to the Ormeau area has also been improved.
- Improves safety
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Reduces travel time
- Realignment of the southbound off-ramp to a new signalised intersection on Lahrs Road, 200m north of where it currently aligns at the roundabout.
- Lengthening of the southbound off-ramp to increase its capacity.
- A left-turn slip lane for motorists exiting the motorway and heading north on Lahrs Road.
- Lahrs Road will be widened to 2 lanes in each direction between the new signalised intersection and the existing roundabout.
- Installation of roundabout metering on the Eggersdorf Road and Creek Street approaches to the existing roundabout.
- On-road bicycle lanes at the new intersection.
The Australian and Queensland governments have committed $20 million (50:50) as outlined in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2021-22 to 2024-25. Investment ID 1776869
- Total investment
- $20 million
- Australian Government
- $10 million
- Queensland Government
- $10 million
Construction was completed in late-2022.