$1 Billion Pledged to Upgrade Major M1 Slow Spots
The Federal Government announced its $1 Billion funding commitment to address congestion by widening the M1 from Brisbane’s south to Logan and between Varsity Lakes and Tugun on the southern coast. The project would see the stretch from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill widened to eight lanes and the stretch further south widened to six, plus a host of other measures aimed at improving traffic flow.
In addition to lane widening, the southern Gold Coast section would add a direct northbound off-ramp from the M1 to Southport-Burleigh Road, ramp upgrades and better cycling and walking connections under the plan. The south Brisbane-to-Logan stretch would see ramps consolidated, “managed motorways technology” added, a busway extended to Springwood and support for bus priority on the road.
In addition, the Federal Labor Opposition has agreed to match the Government’s commitment to widen these two sections of the M1 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
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