The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has awarded the contract for the Pacific Motorway Upgrade: M1/M3/Gateway Merge.

Lendlease has been awarded the contract and said it is proud to be contributing its expertise to the upgrade of the Pacific Motorway for the people of Queensland.

Craig Laslett, CEO Engineering and Services, said, “More than 148,000 vehicles travel through this section of the Pacific Motorway daily, and we are proud to be contributing our major infrastructure experience to the improvement of this vital asset.

“The upgrade will address one of the state’s most problematic bottlenecks and improve travel time, reliability and safety for commuters, and help freight businesses operate more efficiently,” Mr Laslett said.

“We look forward to working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver this important upgrade.”

The Pacific Motorway Upgrade: M1/M3/Gateway merge includes:

  • Additional southbound lanes on the Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale (Exit 19)
  • Construction of a new four-lane overpass on Underwood Road north of the existing bridge
  • Realignment of the bus entry from Eight Mile Plains Bus Station to the Pacific Motorway

Lendlease’s association with the Pacific Motorway reaches back into the late 1990’s when the company originally upgraded the Pacific Motorway between Pimpama to Oxenford, converting this section into the current four-lane concrete motorway.

Since then, Lendlease has also delivered the Gateway Upgrade South (GUS) project and South East Busway extension, and the Mudgeeraba Interchange Project.

Major construction will start after the Commonwealth Games in April 2018 and is expected to be completed mid-2020.

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