As part of the National Land Transport Network, the M1 Pacific Motorway is the key commuter and freight transport corridor between Queensland and NSW. The Queensland Government is progressively upgrading the motorway between the Gateway interchange at Eight Mile Plains and Tugun as funding becomes available based on traffic volumes and value for money.
Major stages of the Upgrade that have already been awarded include:
- M1/M3 Gateway Merge ($196 million) - awarded to Lendlease in October 2017, and
- Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes ($180 million) - awarded to Seymour Whyte in December 2017.
Remaining major stages of work include:
- Varsity Lakes to Tugun
- Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, and
- Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway.
|Oct 2017||Lendlease awarded M1/M3 Gateway Merge contract|
|Dec 2017||Seymour Whyte awarded Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes contract|
|Apr 2019||Jacobs, AECOM/Arcadis and SMEC awarded design contracts for the|
|Feb 2020||Infrastructure Australia identified M1 Pacific Motorway capacity as a Priority Project on its 2020 Infrastructure Priority List.|
|Feb 2020||The Federal and Queensland governments announced upgrades to Exit 41 and Exit 49 would be fast-tracked, releasing plans for the $192.6 million project.|
|Nov 2020||The Queensland budget allocated $213 million of funding for exits 41, 45 and 49.|
Building Queensland pipeline report - August 2019