Early completion of Pacific Mwy upgrade a win for motorists

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed the early completion of an upgrade on one of the most notorious sections of road for congestion.

The Courier Mail reported the Pacific Motorway and Gateway Motorway merge at Eight Mile Plains had been completed ahead of schedule.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the Club has long campaigned for the fix, with the section of road frequently named as a choke point by members.

“This is a win for motorists, as the additional lanes will improve travel times, reduce congestion and improve safety for cars and freight traffic,” Dr Michael said.  

“Motorists have long awaited the upgrade and there’s no time to waste in delivering the next stage of the Pacific Motorway upgrade between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill for further congestion relief.”

Dr Michael said in addition to improving the capacity on the M1 itself, improving public and active transport options were crucial to bust congestion.

“The proposed Veloway (V1) improvements and an extension of the South East Busway through to Springwood will provide Logan residents with fast and reliable public transport and active transport options, getting them out of their cars and further relieving pressure on the Pacific Motorway.”

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