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.

Have a look online at how we are building a better M1 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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.

 Project Committed Funds Status
Coomera interchange $74.7 million Completed
Coomera Connector Stage 1 $1.53 billion Pre-construction
Coomera Connector Future Stages  $11 million  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
$19.8 million  Completed
Loganholme to Pimpama
$1.4 million Planning
M1/M3 Gateway Merge $195.3 million  Completed
Mudgeeraba to Robina
$95.5 million Completed
Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes $218.5 million Completed
Oxenford interchange
$25 million Construction
Ormeau interchange  $20 million Pre construction 
Pacific Motorway interchange upgrades $212.9 million Planning and Construction
Pimpama interchange  $110.8 million  Design 
Varsity Lakes to Tugun
$1.0 billion Construction
Worongary to Mudgeeraba
$95.5 million Completed
Yatala South Interchange  $82.1 million  Construction 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces travel time
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing

Funding

Total investment
$5.2183 billion

11 Projects in Pacific Motorway M1 upgrade program

Artist impression of Coomera Connector

Coomera Connector (Future stages)

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.

Artist's impression of a road crossing a river

Coomera Connector (Stage 1)

The Stage 1 section of the Coomera Connector between Coomera and Nerang has been identified as the priority section to be built first.

Aerial view of Pacific Motorway through Springwood

Pacific Motorway M1 Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway

Business case planning has now begun on the Stage 3 Pacific Motorway (M1) – Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway (DH2LM) upgrade. This project will ensure that future traffic and transport needs of the M1 between DH2LM are being planned and delivered.

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Pacific Motorway M1 Interchange upgrades

Planning is underway 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).

Pacific Motorway M1 Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade Mudgeeraba Creek bridges

Pacific Motorway M1 Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade

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.

Pacific Motorway M1 Oxenford Interchange Exit 57 upgrade

Pacific Motorway M1 Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) upgrade

We have upgraded the Oxenford Interchange (Exit 57) located at the junction of the Pacific Motorway (M1), Hope Island Road and Tamborine Oxenford Road.

Aerial view of M1 at Varsity Lakes and Tugun section

Pacific Motorway M1 Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade

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.

M1 M3 Gateway merge

Pacific Motorway Upgrade M1 M3 Gateway merge

Construction to upgrade the M1/M3 Gateway merge to improve safety and reduce peak hour congestion was completed in May 2020.

Pacific Motorway M1 Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill fitzgerald avenue off ramp from M1 - exit 19

Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade

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.

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Pacific Motorway, Exit 41, upgrade interchange

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.

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Pacific Motorway, Exit 49, upgrade interchange

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.