The Stage 1 section of the Coomera Connector, between Coomera and Nerang, has been identified as the priority section to be built first.Pre-construction
Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program
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 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||$1.53 billion||Planning|
|Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway||$1 billion||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*||$212.6 million||Planning and Construction|
|Varsity Lakes to Tugun
|Worongary to Mudgeeraba
*The Australian and Queensland Governments have committed $212.6 million towards interchange upgrades on the M1 Pacific Motorway (Exits 41, 45 and 49), on a 50:50 basis.
Pacific Motorway M1 projects
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Please note: A single point has been chosen to represent each project on this map—this may not correspond with where works are currently taking place. Visit QLDTraffic for up-to-date traffic, road closures and conditions that may affect your journey.
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces travel time
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Total investment
- $5.2183 billion
11 Projects in Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program
With the design progressing for the 16km Stage 1 section between Coomera and Nerang, planning is also underway for the Northern section 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.
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 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 have upgraded the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) located at the junction of the Pacific Motorway (M1), Hope Island Road and Tamborine Oxenford Road.
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 will deliver significant improvements in safety and traffic flow by keeping traffic moving through the improved interchange and thereby reducing queuing.
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.