Pacific Motorway M1 Interchange upgrades

Planning and construction is underway for short and long-term upgrades of various interchanges on the Pacific Motorway (M1)

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)—Completed
  • Exit 49 (Pimpama)—In construction.


  • 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.


Each project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on a 50:50 (federal:state) basis. Pacific Motorway, Exit 41, interchange upgrade. Investment ID 1176086 Pacific Motorway, Exit 45 southbound off-ramp, upgrade interchange. Investment ID 1776869 Pacific Motorway, Exit 49, upgrade interchange includes a developer contribution of $305,000. Investment ID 1176064

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