The Stage 1 section of the Coomera Connector, between Coomera and Nerang, has been identified as the priority section to be built first.
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
- Exit 41 (Yatala South) – In construction
- Exit 45 (Ormeau)– Currently in design phase
- Exit 49 (Pimpama) – Currently in design phase
- Increases capacity
- Improves safety
- Better road access
- Contributes to regional growth
- Improves ride quality
- Improved motorist safety by reducing queuing on the M1.
- Improved traffic flow through the interchanges.
- Improved reliability of access conditions for freight movements and transit times for all motorway users.
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