Following several significant improvements to safety and traffic flow, the upgrade of the Yatala South Interchange on the Pacific Motorway is now complete.
To increase capacity and improve network efficiency, a new bridge was built over the Queensland M1 – with the roundabouts on both sides being upgraded to traffic signals.
The on- and off-ramps were also realigned and lengthened to improve safety by reducing queuing back onto the M1.
“This is another milestone for the northern Gold Coast with two of three interchange upgrades on the M1 now complete,” said State Member for Macalister, Melissa McMahon.
“The project delivers several safety benefits to motorists using the M1 and the surrounding local road network, including Lahrs Road, Eastern Service Road, Computer Road and Cuthbert Drive.”
Two of the three northern Gold Coast M1 interchange upgrades are now finished, with work ongoing to upgrade Exit 49 at Pimpama.
The $82 million Yatala South safety project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland government, which each contributing $41 million.