Bridges taking shape on $750M M1 Pacific Highway upgrade

Bridges taking shape on $750M M1 Pacific Highway upgrade
Image courtesy of the Queensland Government.

New bridges are taking shape at Springwood in Queensland, as part of the $750 million M1 Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade.

Work is being undertaken on the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade, to improve eight kilometres of the Pacific Motorway (M1) between the Gateway Motorway and Watland Street.

These works will include the widening up to five M1 northbound lanes from the Gateway Motorway to Watland Street, the widening up to four M1 southbound lanes between Rochedale Road and Logan Road and extension of the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood.

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher said works on the project are already underway.

“Major drainage works have recently been completed which saw a massive 670 lineal metres of pipework has been installed and more than 3000 cubic metres of concrete poured ahead of widening works,” he said.

“The bridge truss spanning 50 metres and weighing 49 tonnes has also been lifted into place for the V1 Veloway extension.”

The Veloway 1 (V1), is a dedicated cycleway running between Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane and Eight Mile Plains.

State Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said work on the M1 Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, including the all important busway and veloway extensions had been charging ahead throughout 2021 and now in to 2022.

“The project is stimulating significant confidence amongst local business with more than 700 local jobs being supported as part of this project,” de Brenni said.

“Once finished and thanks to a combination of extended busway, veloway and extra M1 lanes, the upgrade will see the more than 150,000 drivers who use it daily get home sooner and safer.”

The upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, with the Australian Government providing $510 million towards the project, and the Queensland Government contributing $240 million.

For more information on the project, click here.



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