Christmas has come early for local motorists with surveying works expected to begin on the M1 interchange upgrades to exits 41 and 49 this week.
These early works will include road, geotechnical, pavement and public utility surveys and are slated for completion by mid-2020.
Last month, the Morrison Government brought forward $46.3 million in funding to fast track these upgrades as part of a wider $1.9 billion infrastructure package for Queensland.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said the upgrades were vital to reduce queue lengths coming from the motorway to the Yatala South and Pimpama intersections.
“Additional lanes and new bridges across the motorway will improve eastbound and westbound traffic flows through the interchanges,” he said.
“This is one of the city’s fastest growing areas and these upgrades are about making sure that truckies, tradies and families can spend less time getting on and off the M1 and more time with their families.”
The Australian Government is contributing over $1.8 billion towards upgrading the M1 Pacific Motorway.