M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun - Latest News and Updates

M1 Pacific Motorway- Varsity Lakes to Tugun

Priority Status: Priority Project

State: QLD

City: Brisbane/Gold Coast

Suburbs Affected: Varsity Lakes to Tugun

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun Project Plan

  • M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun Cost: 1.2b
  • Federal Funding: 500 million
  • QLD State Government Funding: 515 million
  • Project Type: Motorway Widening
  • Length of Job: 10 km

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun Construction Details

The initiative involves a widening of both sides of the freeway from four to six lanes between Tugun Interchange (Exit 95) and the Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) to increase traffic capacity. Additionally, implementation of managed motorways technology would be actioned between Tugun and Nerang, with a motorway realignment occurring between Tsipura Drive and Bremuda Street in Burleigh Heads. Both freight and regional passenger traffic are benfitted by the project, as capacity of the National Land Transport Network in South East Queensland is increased.

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun Jobs & Community Plan

Projected Jobs For M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun: 837

The current design capacity for the Tugun to Varsity Lakes stretch of the M1 is already exceeding the design capacity defined for a four lane motorway. There are over 90,000 vehicles utilising the section daily. By 2026, it is projected that the number of vehicles will swell to in excess of 100,000 following the M1 upgrade works in Northern New South Wales. It is estimated this number will be 120,000 vehicles by 2036.

The current capacity of the motorway is creating traffic congestion, which is significantly impacting all road users (local residents, commercial vehicles, tourist traffic, etc).

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun Upgrade Timeline

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun - Construction: Mid 2020

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun - Completion Date: Late 2023

M1 Pacific Motorway: Varsity Lakes to Tugun - Timeframe: 0-5 years.

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Source: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/P/Pacific-Motorway-M1-Varsity-Lakes-Exit-85-to-Tugun-Exit-95-upgrade,

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