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$82M upgrade complete on Yatala South Interchange

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Works to upgrade the Yatala South Interchange (Exit 41) in Queensland have now wrapped up.

The $82 million project has provided improvements to both safety and traffic flow through the connection. To increase capacity and improve network efficiency, a new bridge was built over the M1, and the roundabouts on both sides of the interchange were upgraded to traffic signals.

The on-ramps and off-ramps have been realigned and lengthened to improve safety by reducing queuing back onto the M1. More than 130,000 motorists use this connection daily.


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Pedestrians and bike riders will also benefit from the upgrade, with new and improved active transport facilities included throughout the interchange. A new pedestrian bridge has also been built across Halfway Creek to provide safe pedestrian access along Lahrs Road and connect with existing facilities.

This marks the completion of the second of three Gold Coast M1 interchange upgrades, with work ongoing to upgrade Exit 49 at Pimpama.

The $82 million Yatala South (Exit 41) safety project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland government, which each contributing $41 million.

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