Work wraps up on Pacific Motorway interchange upgrade

Another stage of the Pacific Motorway upgrade in Queensland has opened to improve traffic flows along the route

October 29, 2012

Another stage of a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Pacific Motorway in Queensland has opened to improve traffic flows along the route.

The Robina interchange upgrade replaced roundabouts previously located at both ends of the overpass bridge with synchronised traffic lights.

The project also lengthened and widened the interchange’s on and off ramps.

"Used by some 90,000 vehicles a day, these changes to what is one of the state’s busiest intersections will improve traffic flows along the motorway, with motorists and truck drivers to benefit from faster, less frustrating driving conditions," Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese says.

The Queensland and federal governments are splitting cost of the $910 million Pacific Motorway upgrade, which consists of eight separate projects, five of which are now completed.

"The changes we’ve made to the Robina interchange is reducing queuing and improving access to the M1, complementing the work that’s already been completed on the motorway’s other major interchanges at Varsity Lakes, Mudgeeraba, Nerang and Coomera," Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson says.

"In its entirety, the upgrade of the Pacific Motorway is all about eliminating choke points, easing congestion, improving safety, and ultimately, keeping people and freight moving."

Work is continuing on widening the motorway to six lanes between Springwood South and Daisy Hill as well as between Nerang to Worongary.

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