The Coomera Connector, that is sometimes referred to as the Second M1, is a future state-controlled north-south corridor between Loganholme and Nerang, east of the Pacific Motorway (M1).Planning
Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program
The Pacific Motorway M1 is one of Australia’s busiest highways and is a national freight route.
There is an average of between 60,000 and 170,000 vehicles per day using 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||$20 million||Planning|
|Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway||$16 million||Planning|
|Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill||$750 million||Design and Construction|
|Logan Motorway to Palm Beach
|Loganholme to Pimpama
|M1/M3 Gateway Merge||$195.3 million||Completed|
|Mudgeeraba to Robina
|Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes||$218.5 million||Completed|
|Pacific Motorway interchange upgrades*||$192.6 million||Planning|
|Varsity Lakes to Tugun
|Worongary to Mudgeeraba
*The Australian and Queensland Governments have committed $192.6 million towards interchange upgrades on the M1 Pacific Motorway (Exits 41 and 49), on a 50:50 basis.
Pacific Motorway M1 projects
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- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces travel time
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Total investment
- $2.7135 billion
8 Projects in Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program
The Coomera Connector, that is sometimes referred to as the Second M1, is a future state-controlled north-south corridor between Loganholme and Nerang, east of the Pacific Motorway (M1).
We are undertaking a preliminary evaluation to investigate viable staging options for investment in the project that will meet the future traffic and transport needs of the M1 between Daisy Hill and the Logan Motorway (DH2LM).
This project will be the third stage of the M1 North upgrade program.
We are undertaking the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade that will improve 8kms of the Pacific Motorway (M1) between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road.
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 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.
We are upgrading the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) located at the junction of the Pacific Motorway (M1), Hope Island Road and Tamborine Oxenford Road.
We are delivering the $1 billion Pacific Motorway Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T) project 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.