Northern Gold Coasters will be happy to know design works are currently underway for a $25 million upgrade to the M1’s Exit 57 interchange.
It’s been confirmed GHD has been awarded the tender to deliver a preferred design for the busy Oxenford exit.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Exit 57 upgrade would increase capacity for traffic entering the interchange from the M1 and protect motorists by reducing queue lengths on the highway’s hard shoulder.
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“The Exit 57 interchange upgrade is an important piece of our long-term strategy to improve the M1,” Mr Bailey said.
“Since the interchange opened 20 years ago, Oxenford and the surrounding suburbs have experienced exponential growth.”
Mr Bailey said the detailed design is expected to take about 12 months.
“The preferred design will include improvements for eastbound and westbound traffic movements too,” he said.
“The design will be complex as there are many movements and surrounding intersections to consider.”
The Exit 57 project will support an average of 75 direct jobs and is expected to start construction in early 2020.