LNP unveils $120M solution to fix notorious Gold Coast M1 exit

The LNP has announced it will spend millions upgrading a notorious Gold Coast M1 intersection if it wins the upcoming Queensland election.

It would spend $120 million on fixing the Exit 57 interchange in Oxenford, which is one of the busiest exits on the motorway.

LNP leader Deb Frecklington said the upgrade would bust congestion and deliver additional safety for motorists.


“The LNP will work with engineers to deliver a new flyover and major interchange upgrade to bust congestion and improve traffic flow,” Ms Frecklington said.

“The upgrade to Exit 57 will prioritise Queensland-based businesses, creating 370 local construction jobs.

“This project is part of the LNP’s plan to stimulate the economy, create a decade of secure jobs and lead Queensland out of this recession.

“When Queensland is building, Queenslanders are working.”

The Labor government has already spent $25 million on upgrading the exit recently but Theodore MP Mark Boothman described it as a “band-aid solution”.

“This is an example of Labor’s poor planning,” Mr Boothman said.

“They spent $25 million on a band-aid solution that has made traffic flow worse at some intersections.

“This project will reduce traffic congestion through the interchange and on local road networks that lead into the interchange, benefiting local businesses.”