Flash upgrade on Pacific Motorway

The Robina interchange upgrade on Queensland’s southeast Pacific Motorway is now complete and expected to ease traffic for some 90,000 motorists daily.
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Marion Lopez

The upgrade replaces the roundabouts previously located at both ends of the overpass bridge with synchronised traffic lights.

It also has lengthened and widened the interchange’s on/off ramps.

It is the fifth of eight projects to be completed as part of the Pacific Motorway upgrade – an upgrade that Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson sees necessary.

“The changes we’ve made to the Robina interchange is reducing queuing and improving access to the M1, complementing the work that’s already been completed on the Motorway’s other major interchanges at Varsity Lakes, Mudgeeraba, Nerang and Coomera” Emerson says.

“In its entirety, the upgrade of the Pacific Motorway is all about eliminating choke-points, easing congestion, improving safety, and ultimately, keeping people and freight moving.”

The Pacific Motorway upgrade will cost $910 million –a bill which will be split 50-50 by the federal and Queensland governments.

Work is continuing on widening the motorway to six lanes between Springwood South and Daisy Hill as well as between Nerang to Worongary.

This article first appeared in ILN sister publication ConstructionIndustryNews.net

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