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

Key features

  • 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

Project status

Construction was completed in late-2022. 

Project location map

Exit 45 project map