On Tuesday 16 July 2019, The Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP visited our M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade project site to see first-hand the recent progress we’ve made.
The Deputy Prime Minister was joined by Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP; and Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell MP to inspect construction work on the M1 between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes.
Seymour Whyte is delivering this high-profile project, on behalf of The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, to reduce travel time and congestion, improve safety, and increase traffic flow on the Gold Coast.
The upgrade of the Pacific Motorway from Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes includes:
- widening a 5.7km section of the motorway to:
- 3 lanes in each direction between Mudgeeraba (Exit 79) and Varsity Lakes (Exit 85)
- 4 lanes northbound between Robina (Exit 82) and The Link Way (Exit 80)
- extending entry ramps and exit ramps to meet current design standards
- reconstructing the Mudgeeraba Creek and Mudgeeraba Creek overflow bridges on the northbound side to better withstand flood events
- removing the right turn movement from The Link Way off-ramp (Exit 80) to The Link Way northbound to improve safety
- constructing a new bridge for Stapley Drive
- combining the southbound exit ramps to Stapley Drive and Reedy Creek Road
- making provision for a future smart motorway system.