Truck restrictions to begin on the M1 from tomorrow

Heavy vehicles will be forced to only drive in the left-hand lanes of the M1 from tomorrow.

The new rules for trucks come in a bid to ease congestion and traffic flow on Queensland’s busiest road in preparation for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said the restriction was for trucks more than 4.5 tonnes travelling between the Springwood (Exit 20) and Nerang-Broadbeach Rd at Robina (Exit 82 southbound and Exit 79 northbound).


“Having these restrictions effective at least eight months out from the Games will give everyone plenty of practice and help to ease congestion problems ahead of time,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Motorists should be aware when entering and exiting the highway that trucks legally can’t move out of the two left lanes, that’s even to overtake or when traffic has slowed.

“Police will be patrolling the roads to enforce the new rules, which will continue to be law post-Commonwealth Games.”

Trucks breaching the rules will be fined $126 and lose three demerit points as an individual, or $630 for businesses.