It looks like Gold Coast motorists could be one step closer to seeing some much-needed relief on the Pacific Motorway, with the State Government starting planning works for a second M1.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today confirmed that consultation for stage one of the ‘Coomera Connector’ will begin next month, with the road promising to provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of motorists stuck in gridlock between Brisbane and the Gold Coast daily.
Gaven MP Meaghan Scanlon told myGC the area between Nerang and Coomera will be built as a priority first, with the first stage taking a whopping 60,00 vehicles off the notoriously busy stretch.
“We know that there are 210,000 vehicles that travel on the M1 between Coomera and Nerang every day, current estimates tell us that constructing that section of stage one would take approximately 60,000 vehicles off the M1 so that’s a massive amount of cars that would be taken off the M1 and onto that alternative corridor,” Ms Scanlon said.
It’s been revealed consultation will start next month, with locals urged to have their say on the connector.
“Locals are encouraged to have a look at this route and put forward their views… that will help us develop a detailed design and then we can go straight into that business case process,”Ms Scanlon said.
New home owners concerned about the road being built right on their door step are also being assured that they will be kept in the loop.