Pacific Motorway M1 Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) upgrade
We are upgrading the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) located at the junction of the Pacific Motorway (M1), Hope Island Road and Tamborine Oxenford Road.
The Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) upgrade will:
- improve safety for the motorway off-ramp traffic movements by reducing queuing from the motorway to the interchange
- alleviate congestion at the interchange and adjacent intersections
- establish reliable access conditions for freight movements to and from the commercial precincts.
- support the growth of the local area.
- Improves safety
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Reduces travel time
- Better road access
The upgrade will improve the safety and efficiency of the interchange through:
- improved motorist safety by reducing queuing on the M1
- improved travel times throughout the interchange and to the local road network through additional lanes and synchronisation of traffic signals
- increased green traffic signal time to allow more vehicles to use the interchange from the western intersection – due to the reduction in signal phases.
The upgrade will change the configuration of the interchange with a focus on reducing heavy congestion and queuing on the M1.
The Queensland Government is funding the upgrade under the State Infrastructure Fund as outlined in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2019-20 to 2022-23.
- Total investment
- $25 million
- Queensland Government
- $25 million
Exit 57 video
Permanent removal of right turn movements from late March 2020 at the intersection on the western side of the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57)
The right turn from Old Pacific Highway (northbound) onto the interchange and the right turn from Heathwood Drive (southbound) into Tamborine-Oxenford Road was permanently removed on 29 March 2020.
Motorists travelling north on the Old Pacific Highway will now turn left into Tamborine-Oxenford Road and use the new U-turn facility on
Tamborine-Oxenford Road to travel east.
Motorists travelling south on Heathwood Drive will now continue to travel on Old Pacific Highway to Leo Graham Way and Tamborine-Oxenford Road to travel west.
The improved intersection on the western side of the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) at Old Pacific Highway, Tamborine-Oxenford Road and Heathwood Drive will be realigned to include additional eastbound and westbound lanes.
Reduced speed limit: Pacific Motorway (M1) at Exit 57
From 23 February 2020, the posted speed limit on the northbound lanes of the M1 at Exit 57 was reduced to 80km/hr during construction of the northbound off-ramp extension and additional off-ramp lanes.
The length of the speed reduction is approximately one kilometre starting near Exit 57 northbound off-ramp. For the safety of motorists and road workers, this speed reduction will be in place until the project is nearing completion in September 2020.