Pacific Motorway M1 Interchange upgrades

Planning is underway 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).

Ongoing rapid industrial and residential development in the northern Gold Coast area 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)– In construction
  • 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 interchanges.
  • Improved reliability of access conditions for freight movements and transit times for all motorway users.

Funding

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2021-22 to 2024-25 includes $212.905 million ($106.3 million Queensland Government funding, $106.3 million Australia Government funding, $305,000 developer contribution) 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 - $110.768 million committed by the Australian and Queensland governments (50:50) and a $305,000 developer contribution

Total investment
$212.905 million 
Australian Government
$106.3 million
Queensland Government
$106.3 million