First look at major $192M exit upgrades for the Pacific Motorway

Works have begun on two major upgrades on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Beresfield and between the Kairong and Somersby interchanges.Motorists in south-east Queensland have been given their first look at plans for the $192.6 million M1 Pacific Motorway Exit 41 and Exit 49 upgrades.

The exits at Yatala South and Pimpama will include new bridges with extra eastbound and westbound lanes.

Plans also revealed improved feeder roads, wider on and off-ramps, signalised intersections and shared paths.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge said the works would dramatically improve road safety and bust congestion in this region of South-East Queensland.

“These interchange upgrades will mean faster travel from east to west and better protect motorists by slashing the queues on the hard shoulder of the M1,” Mr. Tudge said.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said with forecast growth in the city’s northern corridor, the upgrades would increase capacity and build on existing upgrades, planned and underway, worth more than $2.3 billion underway on the M1.

“We’ve upgraded Exit 54 in partnership with the Australian Government, we’re also building a new Exit 57 and these new upgrades will make sure that truckies, tradies and families can spend less time getting on and off the M1 Pacific Motorway, and more time doing the important things,” Mr. Bailey said.

The Federal and Queensland Governments have committed $192.6 million towards this project with a 50:50 funding share agreement.

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