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Pacific Motorway Upgrade - Gateway to Logan - Springwood South to Daisy Hill

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:November 2009 - November 2012
Estimated Project Cost:$355,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$177,500,000
Local Council/Shire:Logan City Council
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The Australian and Queensland governments jointly funded the $355 million Pacific Motorway Upgrade, Springwood South to Daisy Hill project.

As part of this upgrade the project:

  • Rehabilitated the motorway, providing for future lane upgrades to preserve and maintain the road network for the next 20 years;
  • Included heavy-duty ashphalting, construction of wider road shoulders, safety barriers and installation of improved signage;
  • Replaced the Loganlea Road bridge with a new five-lane overpass with provision for cyclists and pedestrians;
  • Upgraded the Loganlea Road Interchange with signalised intersections; and 
  • Improved the Paradise Road roundabout.


The Pacific Motorway Upgrade, Springwood South to Daisy Hill project will improve access, traffic flow and safety. The project will deliver:

  • Greater safety along the motorway, with more evenly spaced, longer on and off ramps, reducing the potential for traffic weaving and queuing on the motorway;
  • More reliable traffic flows on the motoway with provision for future lane upgrades;
  • An improved motorway road surface, maintained and preserved for the next 20 years;
  • Safer and more efficient travel between the motorway and local roads with traffic signals replacing the Loganlea Road roundabouts;
  • Greater road capacity to travel across the motorway with the new five-lane Loganlea Road overpass that also provides for cyclists and pedestrians;
  • Improved traffic flow at the Paradise Road roundabout, by reducing the number of entry points to the roundabout;
  • Greater accessibility to public transport both to and from Logan city with a new bus stop and park 'n' ride facilities; and
  • Improved safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists with dedicated off-road cycle/pedestrian facilities.


The Australian and Queensland governments each provided $455 million, a total of $910 million towards upgrading the Pacific Motorway between the Gateway Motorway and Tugun. Of this $910 million, this project was allocated $355 million.  The Australian Government provided $177.5 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in November 2009 and was completed in November 2012.

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Project details last updated: 29/04/2016