$82m Yatala South Interchange upgrade complete

Yatala South Interchange

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Construction works for the $82m Yatala South (Exit 41) Interchange upgrade project is now complete.

South East Queensland motorists will benefit from significant improvements to safety and traffic flow through Yatala with the upgrade of the Yatala South (Exit 41) Interchange now complete.

Two of three northern Gold Coast M1 interchange upgrades are now finished, with work ongoing to upgrade Exit 49 at Pimpama.

“It’s fantastic to see the Exit 41 interchange upgrade complete, with more than 130,000 motorists who use the M1 at Yatala each day benefitting,” says Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.

“We are committed to keeping Queensland moving by investing in critical infrastructure projects like this across the state, with two of three M1 interchange upgrades now complete,” says Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King.

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 construction of a new bridge across the M1, the upgrade of roundabouts to traffic signals and relocation of the on-ramps and off-ramps will all help to improve safety and manage traffic through the interchange,” says Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.

“New and improved active transport facilities have also been included, making it safer for local riders and pedestrians in the area,” says Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.

“As more people choose to call the region home, there are more cars on our roads which means growing demand on our roads and traffic networks,” says Senator for Queensland Murray Watt.

“The Albanese Government is supporting much-needed upgrades in Queensland – including the Yatala South Exit 41 Interchange – to create safer road networks and pedestrian access for families,” says Senator for Queensland Murray Watt.

The on-ramps and off-ramps have been realigned and lengthened to improve safety by reducing queuing back onto the M1.

Pedestrians and bike riders will also benefit from the upgrade, with new and improved active transport facilities included throughout the interchange.

“These projects will deliver safety benefits to motorists using the M1, while the Coomera Connector will help to reduce congestion and improve travel times for locals and visitors,” Gold Coast-based Palaszczuk Government Minister Meaghan Scanlon.

“These upgrades are just some of the ways we are continuing to drive investment in the infrastructure that supports good jobs and the Gold Coast economy,” Gold Coast-based Palaszczuk Government Minister Meaghan Scanlon.

“The project delivers several safety benefits to motorists using the M1 and the surrounding local road network, including Lahrs Road, Eastern Service Road, Computer Road and Cuthbert Drive,” says State Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon.

A new pedestrian bridge has also been built across Halfway Creek to provide safe pedestrian access along Lahrs Road and connect with existing facilities.

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

Source: © Copyright, Commonwealth of Australia

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