The M1 motorway is being upgraded between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill as part of the M1 Pacific Motorway North Upgrade program which is part of the larger M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun.
The M1 Motorway Upgrade North is divided into three stages:
- Stage One - M1/M3 Gateway Merge ($196 million) - completed in April 2020
- Stage Two - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, and
- Stage Three - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway.
Stage Two - Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill will include:
- widening the M1 to up to 5 lanes between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road
- widening the M1 to up to 4 lanes between Rochedale Road and Logan Road
- extending the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood
- a new bus station and connected carpark at Rochedale, and
- completing the V1 cycleway link on the western side of M1 from the Gateway Motorway to Paradise Road.
The project is being divided into stages:
- Package One - Sports Driveway to Gateway Motorway
- Package Two - Pacific Highway early works
- Package Three - Watland Street to Sports Drive, and
- Package Four - Rochedale bus station park 'n' ride - currently at detailed planning stage.
|Apr 2020||Package One Contract Award|
|Jun 2020||Package Two Contract Award|
|Jul 2020||Construction Commencement|
|Dec 2020||Package Three Contract Award|
|2024||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Successful Tenderer:||Package One - Sports Driveway to Gateway Motorway - Bielby Holdings Package Two - Pacific Highway early works - Georgiou Group Package Three - Watland Street to Sports Drive - a Joint Venture of Bielby Holdings and JF Hull Holdings|
|2018||Building Queensland completed a detailed business case for the project in Quarter 3 2018. The cost-benefit analysis undertaken for the project calculated a benefit cost ratio of 1.28.|
|Jun 2018||The Queensland Budget allocated $374.5 million to the project. The 2018-19 Queensland Transport Infrastructure Programme (QTRIP), released in conjunction with the Budget, notes that the majority of funding for the project is beyond the forward estimates with $424 million for Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill beyond FY2021-22.|
|Jan 2019||The business case was also submitted to Infrastructure Australia (IA) for evaluation.|
|Jul 2019||Infrastructure Australia elevated the project to a Priority Project on its Infrastructure Priority List following positive evaluation of the project's business case.|
|Apr 2020||Package One - Sports Driveway to Gateway Motorway - Awarded to Bielby Holdings|
|Jun 2020||Package Two - Pacific Highway early works - Awarded to Georgiou Group|
|Jul 2020||Package Two - Pacific Highway Early Works commenced construction.|
|Dec 2020||In 2020-21 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $94 million to the project in FY2020-21.|
|Dec 2020||Package Three - Watland Street to Sports Drive - Awarded to a Joint Venture of Bielby Holdings and JF Hull Holdings.|