The M1 North Upgrade Program

The M1 North Upgrade Program focuses on improvements to the Pacific Motorway (M1), between the Gateway and Logan Motorways, aimed at reducing travel time and congestion, improving safety and increasing public transport connectivity.

The M1 upgrades are being delivered in a 3-stage rolling program, from north to south, as follows:

StageProject NameProject Status
1M1/M3 Gateway mergeCompleted April 2020
2Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill
  • P1: Sports Drive to Gateway Motorway
  • P2: Pacific Highway early works
  • P3: Watland Street to Sports Drive
  • P4: Rochedale Bus Station and park 'n' ride


  • In construction
  • In construction
  • In detailed design
  • In preliminary design, complete 2024
3Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway
  • 3A: Logan Road to Loganlea Road*
  • 3B: Loganlea Road to Logan Motorway

In planning - preliminary evaluation phase
with the business case due end-2021

* Stage 3A is the focus of this community consultation.


Stage 1: M1/M3 Gateway Merge

Aerial view of the M1 and Underwood Road bridge

Stage 1: M1/M3 Gateway Merge upgrade construction is now complete.

The upgrade included:

  • up to 5 southbound lanes on the M1 between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale South (Exit 19)
  • relocation of the existing bus entry from the Eight Mile Plains Bus Station onto the M1
  • replacement of the Underwood Road bridge to a new 4 lane overpass
  • smart motorway technologies from Klumpp Road to Rochedale Road.

Stage 2: Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill (EMP2DH) upgrade focuses on improvements to 8km on the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Loganlea Road including:

  • Gateway Motorway to Loganlea Road - widening up to 5 northbound lanes
  • Rochedale Road to Logan Road - widening to 4 southbound lanes
  • South East Busway extension from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood
  • New bus station and park 'n' ride at Rochedale
  • V1 Veloway extension on the western side of the M1.

Construction package timelines

Package 1: Sports Drive to Gateway M'way

  • Main contract award: February 2020
  • Construction start: April 2020
  • Construction complete: April 2021

Package 2: Pacific Highway early works

  • Detailed design complete: March 2020
  • Main contract award: June 2020
  • Construction start: July 2020
  • Construction complete: end 2021

Package 3: Watland Street to Sports Drive

  • Detailed design complete: June 2020
  • Main contract award: Oct 2020
  • Construction start: late 2020/early 2021
  • Construction complete: mid-2024


Package 4: Rochedale bus station
and park 'n' ride

  • Preliminary design start: May 2020
  • Detailed design complete: end 2021
  • Main contract award: mid-2023
  • Construction start: mid-2023
  • Construction complete: late 2024