M1 roadworks through Mudgeeraba finally complete

The day is finally here: the M1 roadworks through Mudgeeraba are complete!

After two whole years of reduced speeds and around a million hours of roadworks, drivers can now enjoy upgraded conditions through the motorway stretch.

Speeds will return to 100k/h through the former bottleneck, with both the north and southbound lanes now increased from two to three.


There’s also been upgrades to on and off ramps and bridges, ensuring a more seemless commute for some 80,000 M1 users a day.

That number’s predicted to surge to 126,000 by 2026.

Roughly $218.5 million was spent upgrading the 5.7km stretch in total.

Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP says this is great news.

“Fixing the M1 has been my commitment to the Gold Coast since I was first elected.

“At the 2016 election, with the support of a very public community campaign and my State LNP colleagues , I was pleased to secure $110 million in Federal Government funding to upgrade this notorious M1 bottleneck.

“The Morrison Government has committed $500 million to upgrade and fast-track the rest of the southern stretch of the M1 – to improve freight efficiency for local businesses and create around 850 jobs over the life of the project.

“Work is already underway on the first stage of the $1 billion Varsity Lakes to Tugun project, which will widen the M1 to at least six lanes from Brisbane to Tugun,” Mrs Andrews said.

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yay, now that’s done, we have another 3+ years of 80km/h through an even longer section!
It would be nice if these projects were completed quicker, but I guess the road is just a by product of “Job Creation” – thats more important.

It’s only been just over 2 years but still seems like longer. How do I know, because it’s behind my home.

It was originally designed to be 4 lanes each way but budget redirections had changed that.

Richard is right.

When the M1 was upgraded between Loganholme and Nerang, the entire 42km was upgraded to six and eight lanes in one coordinated program in under four years.

Seems that in the space of 20 years, Queensland has gone backwards.

NSW meanwhile are building 150km of new freeway from south of Grafton to Ballina in similar style to the 1996 – 2000 M1 Gold Coast effort.

Queensland are behind the times again and voters only have themselves to blame for electing visionless Labor govts whilst the LNP languishes without being a suitable alternative government.

Two years?…..come on!