|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Estimated Project Cost:||$1,000,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$500,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Gold Coast City Council
|Corridor:||Sydney - Brisbane
This project will upgrade the section of the Pacific Motorway between Varsity Lakes to Tugun which may include six laneing of both the north and southbound lanes, a direct northbound off-ramp from the M1 to Southport – Burleigh Road, ramp upgrades with ramp controls, auxiliary lanes, pavement reconstruction works, and better active transport connectivity between centres.
It is expected this commitment will deliver the following benefits:
- additional lanes and other capacity improvements to reduce congestion
- shorter travel times for high volumes of freight, commuter, commercial, and tourist traffic
- potential busway extensions to improve public transport connectivity
The Australian Government has committed $1 billion towards two projects along the Pacfic Motorway - between Varsity Lakes and Tugun and between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill.
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Project details last updated: 8/05/2018