RACQ welcomes crucial M1 upgrade

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed news construction would begin on the $750 million upgrade of the M1 from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill next year.

As The Courier Mail reported, motorists had been given a first glimpse of the long-awaited fix to the notorious bottleneck and new busway extension to Springwood.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said it was an upgrade the Club had called for, for years and would mean faster travel times for commuters.

“This is one of the busiest and most congested sections of motorway in Brisbane. Every day it carries 150,000 vehicles,” Mr Turner said.

It includes extra lanes where the M1 merges from the Gateway to the Pacific Motorway and a dedicated busway. This is a double whammy win for commuters.

“It’ll get motorists home faster to their families and provide another public transport solution for the residents of Logan.”

Mr Turner said the Club congratulated both the State and Federal Governments for delivering such a crucial project.

“Next we’d like to see the last section from Daisy Hill to the Logan Motorway fast tracked, to flow on from this to deliver even more relief to motorists.”