The Queensland Government has awarded the tender to deliver a preferred design for the $25 million upgrade to the Exit 57 (Oxenford) interchange on the M1.
GHD has been awarded the tender for the project, which aims to increase capacity for traffic entering the interchange the M1 and reduce queue lengths on the highway’s hard shoulder.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the detailed design for Exit 57 is expected to take about 12 months.
“The preferred design will include improvements for eastbound and westbound traffic movements too,” Mr. Bailey said.
“The design will be complex as there are many movements and surrounding intersections to consider.”
The Exit 57 project will support an average of 75 direct jobs over the life of the project and is expected to start construction in early 2020.
Two major upgrades are already under way on the M1 – between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes as well as the M1/M3 merge.
The Queensland Government also plans to upgrade exits 38, 41, 45 and 49 on the northern end of the Gold Coast.