The completion of the Yatala South interchange on the M1 is set to help improve traffic flow for around 130,000 vehicles that use this stretch of road each day.
To increase capacity and improve network efficiency, a new bridge was built over the M1, and the roundabouts on both sides of the interchange were upgraded to traffic signals.
The on-ramps and off-ramps have been realigned and lengthened to improve safety by reducing queuing back onto the M1.
A new pedestrian bridge has also been built across Halfway Creek to provide safe pedestrian access along Lahrs Road and connect with existing facilities.
“We are committed to keeping Queensland moving by investing in critical infrastructure projects like this across the state, with two of three M1 interchange upgrades now complete,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.
“I look forward to celebrating the completion of the third M1 interchange upgrade at Pimpama next year.”
The $82 million Yatala South (Exit 41) safety project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on a 50:50 basis.