State opposition commits $25M to upgrade notorious M1 exit

The LNP Government has vowed to invest $25 million to upgrade one of the northern Gold Coast’s most notorious M1 exits, if elected at the upcoming state election.

The funding will see new on and off-ramps built on the Pacific Motorway, as part of improvement works to the Mirambeena Drive interchange (Exit 45).

State Opposition Deputy Leader Tim Mander made the announcement on the Gold Coast today alongside LNP Member for Coomera Michael Crandon.


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“Today’s announcement is part of the LNP’s $1 billion SEQ Congestion Fund to create jobs and get Queensland moving,” Mr Mander said.

“There are major new housing developments in the area at Ormeau, Kingsholme and Pimpama so this much needed upgrade will secure local jobs while busting congestion for local families.”

Mr Crandon said there is currently no on-ramp travelling northbound and no off-ramp travelling southbound, creating a nightmare for motorists every single day.

“Every morning and every afternoon the delays on Exit 45 are unbelievably frustrating,” Mr Crandon said.

“A lot of heavy transport uses the existing Exit 45 and this new southbound off-ramp will improve productivity and take enormous pressure off local roads on the northern Gold Coast.”

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$25m won’t even cover the feasibility study!