18 April 2018
Congestion relief is on the way for Queensland motorists as the Turnbull Coalition Government starts work today on vital upgrades to the M1 Motorway.
Local MP Steven Ciobo said upgrades between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes and at the Gateway Merge is providing much-needed extra capacity on one of the busiest roads in the country.
“It’s great to see this election commitment to spend $225 million fixing the M1 getting underway immediately after the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Ciobo said.
“These vital upgrades to the M1 will reduce congestion and improve the quality of life for Gold Coasters who use this road every day, as well as supporting up to 450 jobs.
“It’s additional to the Turnbull Coalition Government’s commitment last week to spend a further $1 billion to continue fixing the M1.
“This $1 billion commitment will fund construction of further vital upgrades – one between Varsity Lakes and Tugun on the Gold Coast end of the M1 Corridor and the other between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill within the Brisbane urban area.
“The State Labor Government needs to stop playing politics and get on board with fixing the M1 carpark.
“Federal Opposition has said they support the $1 billion investment matched by the State Government, so it is time to stop making excuses and to come to the table to deliver the roads Gold Coasters need.
“The Turnbull Coalition Government is committed to fixing the M1, getting Gold Coasters home sooner and safer instead of being stuck in traffic.”