As a result of the ongoing and swift residential and industrial development growth north of the Gold Coast, the State government has embarked on a programme of works to upgrade various interchanges on the Pacific Motorway (M1).
These State and Federally-funded infrastructure projects totally approximately $192.6 million and include an upgrade of the M1 Pimpama Interchange Exit 49.
The project includes the following key features:
- a new bridge across the M1 with additional lanes;
- upgraded roundabouts to traffic signals;
- new signalised intersections; and
- relocation of on-ramps and off-ramps away from the interchange.
BG&E is providing civil engineering services, specifically, the preliminary and detailed design for the M1 Pimpama Interchange Exit 49 Upgrade.
Upon completion, this project will deliver safety benefits to motorists using the M1 and the surrounding local road network, including Attenborough Boulevard, Yawalpah Road, Rifle Range Road, Waverley Drive and Bull Road. It will also improve the traffic flow and increase efficiency at the interchanges, as well as improve the reliability of access conditions for freight movements and transit times for motorway users.