Pacific Motorway M1 Interchange upgrades

We are planning for short and long-term upgrades of various interchanges on the Pacific Motorway (M1), including Exit 38 (Yatala North), Exit 41 (Yatala South), Exit 45 (Ormeau) and Exit 49 (Pimpama).

We are aware of the ongoing rapid industrial and residential development in the northern Gold Coast area that is adding pressure to already busy M1 interchanges.  

The current status of transport planning for the interchange upgrades is:

  • Exit 38 (Yatala North) – Business case approved in November 2018, planning underway
  • Exit 41 (Yatala South) – Currently in design phase
  • Exit 45 (Ormeau southbound off-ramp safety improvements) – Currently in design phase
  • Exit 49 (Pimpama) – Currently in design phase
 

Benefits

  • Increases capacity
  • Improves safety
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Improved motorist safety by reducing queuing on the M1
  • Improved traffic flow through the interchange
  • Improved reliability of access conditions for freight movements and transit times for all motorway users

Funding

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2020-21 to 2023-24 includes $212.6 million ($106.3 million Queensland Government funding, $106.3 million Australia Government funding) for the Pacific Highway (Pacific Motorway) interchanges upgrades.
- Exit 41 - $82.137 million committed by the Australian and Queensland governments (50:50)
- Exit 45 - $20 million committed by the Australian and Queensland governments (50:50)
- Exit 49 - $110.463 million committed by the Australian and Queensland governments (50:50)

Total investment
$212.6 million 
Australian Government
$106.3 million
Queensland Government
$106.3 million

Pacific Motorway M1 Yatala South interchange Exit 41 concept design

Pacific Motorway M1 Pimpama Interchange Exit 49 concept design

Pacific Motorway M1 Pimpama Interchange Exit 49 concept design