Early works to begin on M1’s Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade

The long-awaited upgrade to the M1 Pacific Highway between Mudgeeraba (Exit 79) and Varsity Lakes (Exit 85) is a step closer with ‘early works’ on the project beginning this week.

The early works, which will be completed by Queensland company Civil Mining and Construction, include installing CCTV cameras at the Mudgeeraba, Robina and Varsity Lakes interchanges, as well as an overhead electronic sign at Reedy Creek.

Meanwhile, the design for the main on-road construction is almost complete. That work will be put out to tender later this year, with work expected to begin soon afterwards.


The State Government said in a statement that, by completing these early works now, crews will be able to “hit the ground running” when the main construction begins. The upgrade will see a third lane added to the M1 in both directions between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes, and a fourth lane northbound between Robina and Mudgeeraba interchanges.

When the main construction does begin on the 6km stretch of highway, the Government has said that the works that will have “ongoing impacts for motorists for at least the next two years.”

Gold Coast drivers can subscribe to the free SMS and email traffic update services for the Pacific Motorway upgrade by emailing M2VL@tmr.qld.gov.au or calling the project team on 1800 571 817.