M1 Upgrade Final Planning Stage: Business Case on Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway Upgrade Underway

Following the completion of the M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade and with the construction of the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade well underway, work on the Pacific Motorway (M1) moves into the third and final stage involving business case planning of the Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway upgrade.

Community consultations in the project’s design concept were conducted from 7 November to 27 November 2022. Delivery of the business case is expected by mid-2023.

Key features of the project include:

  • widening around 10 kilometres of the M1 from 6 to 8 lanes to 8 to 10 lanes, including Smart Motorways technologies, which proactively manage traffic to lessen its impact on the overall network
  • extending the South East Busway from Springwood station to Mandew Street, building 3 new bus stations and 2 new park ‘n’ rides
  • extending the Veloway (V1) by around 9 kilometres and improving local active transport paths
  • major upgrades to Paradise Road, Mandew Street, Grandis Street, and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road interchanges
  • consolidated M1 exit/entry ramps.

The Federal Treasurer and Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers said that the project is expected to generate 500 jobs during construction which delivers flow-on benefits for local businesses.

“Construction is progressing well on the $750 million upgrade between Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and stage three to Logan Motorway is the missing link.”

Meanwhile, Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that the State Government is delivering better roads and reduced congestion right along the Pacific Motorway (M1), and “nowhere is that more evident than through the growing Logan region.” He added that the package rounds out the almost $2 billion program of works on the M1 to the North.

“We know more than 27,000 trips are expected to be made between Daisy Hill and Logan each day by 2041 – without upgrades this will leave the M1 at a standstill,” explains Mr Bailey.

“Integral to this project is the active transport improvements that are built into the design, which will see the veloway extended to 30 kilometres.

“Connecting Brisbane to the Logan Motorway via the Veloway is an important link in our vision of having a dedicated active transport corridor from Brisbane to the New South Wales border.”

“This business case process is such an important step in delivering better, safer roads for Logan locals,” said State Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon.

“The works already completed further north have made a big difference for morning commuters, and this is the next step in alleviating that bottleneck around the Hyperdome.

The $1 billion project aims to address the current prolonged periods of congestion and poor travel time reliability at the Pacific Motorway (M1). This is a joint investment between the Australian Government and Queensland Government with each contributing $500 million.