The Stage 1 section of the Coomera Connector between Coomera and Nerang has been identified as the priority section to be built first.Construction
Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program
The Pacific MortwayThe Pacific Motorway M1 is one of Australia’s busiest highways and is a national freight route.
We want you to get where you're going more reliably, so you can spend more time doing the things you love.
The upgrade and widening of the Pacific Motorway M1 is being delivered in strategic priority stages as funding becomes available, based on traffic volumes and best value for money.
There is an average of between 60,000 and 170,000 vehicles per day that use sections of the Pacific Motorway (M1) from Springwood to Tugun.
These figures represent the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) which is the number of vehicles passing a point on a road in a 24-hour period, averaged over a calendar year.
Traffic analysis from early 2019 identified more than 210,000 vehicles are using the M1 between Coomera and Nerang on the busiest days.
|Coomera Connector Stage 1
|Coomera Connector Future Stages
|Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway
|Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill
|Logan Motorway to Palm Beach
|Loganholme to Pimpama
|M1/M3 Gateway Merge
|Mudgeeraba to Robina
|Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes
|Pacific Motorway interchange upgrades
|Planning and Construction
|Varsity Lakes to Tugun
|Worongary to Mudgeeraba
|Yatala South Interchange
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces travel time
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Total investment
- $5.2183 billion
13 Projects in Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program
Planning is underway for the future stages of the Coomera Connector – the remaining 29km between Loganholme and Coomera.
The Stage 1 section of the Coomera Connector between Coomera and Nerang has been identified as the priority section to be built first.
Coomera Connector (Stage 1) is around 16km long and will be delivered in 3 construction packages. Stage 1 Central, which is currently in the design phase, is the 8km section from Helensvale Road to Smith Street Motorway.
Coomera Connector (Stage 1) is around 16km and will be delivered in 3 construction packages. Stage 1 North, which is currently under construction, is the 4km section from Shipper Drive to Helensvale Road.
Design phase is underway for the Coomera Connector Stage 1 South package from Smith Street Motorway to Nerang-Broadbeach Road.
Planning is underway for the Pacific Motorway (M1) – Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway upgrade. This section of the M1 cannot accommodate current traffic volumes and, as a result, experiences frequent and prolonged periods of congestion and poor travel time reliability.
Planning and construction is underway for short and long-term upgrades of various interchanges on the Pacific Motorway (M1)
We have delivered an upgrade of the M1 between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes to reduce travel time and congestion, improve safety, and increase traffic flow. Interchange enhancements have improved access on and off the motorway.
The $1 billion Pacific Motorway Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T) project is being delivered to upgrade 10km of the M1 and constructing in packages to ensure faster delivery and best value for money.
Construction to upgrade the M1/M3 Gateway merge to improve safety and reduce peak hour congestion was completed in May 2020.
Work is being undertaken on the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade, to improve 8kms of the Pacific Motorway (M1) between the Gateway Motorway and Watland Street.
The Yatala South (Exit 41) interchange upgrade on the Pacific Motorway (M1) has resulted in significant enhancements to safety and traffic flow in the area.
The Exit 49 interchange upgrade will deliver significant improvements in safety and traffic flow efficiency by keeping traffic moving through the improved interchange and thereby reducing queuing.