First reveal of the $879M Logan M1 and busway upgrade

Motorists have been given the first look at the $749 million M1 upgrade from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill.

Ahead of community consultation next week, new concept footage has been released for the jointly funded eight kilometre project.

The project will feature more M1 lanes and a new busway to Springwood and bikeway to Paradise Road.

It will also feature smart motorways technology including variable speed signs.

This project will work to improve travel times along the motorway along with the $195 million upgrade of the M1/Gateway Merge which is also under construction.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the footage would allow motorists to experience the state-of-the-art upgrade before it happens.

“Construction from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill will begin next year and will eventually mean this section of the M1 will be widened from six to eight lanes,” Mr. Tudge said.

“That means quicker travel times for motorists, and most importantly it will get everyone home sooner and safer.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the upgrade will take local traffic off the motorway and get more people on busses and bikes, cutting congestions with more lanes through the busy Springwood section.

Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said a key feature of the multi-million dollar upgrade is the 6.6km extension of the south east busway to Springwood and a brand new bus interchange as Rochedale.

“Locals are always telling me they want better public transport in their area and to major hubs in Brisbane and Logan and we’re delivering,” Mr. de Brenni said.

“The dedicated busway to Springwood means quicker travel times, less competition with buses and cars on local streets, and room for an additional 1.7 million passengers.”

Public information display sessions will take place between October 8th and 19th.

The $749 million upgrade is jointly funded by the federal and state governments.

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