Pacific Motorway (M1) Upgrade Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes

Project update – Old Stapley Drive bridge removal  

The removal of the old section of Stapley Drive bridge near Varsity Lakes (Exit 85) is almost complete.

The demolition crew moved in on 16 September and now, three weeks later, the last of the rubble is being moved off site. From mid-next week, the project expects the heavy machinery used to remove sections of the bridge will leave the works zone. The piling machinery will then move in, to prepare to start construction on the new section of bridge. Bridge reconstruction works will then continue until the first half of 2020.

Traffic controllers will continue to be intermittently located on the pedestrian access over Stapley Drive bridge, when required. At times, pedestrians may experience minor delays of up to a few minutes with stop/go traffic control in place.

Activities next week

Due to the public holiday on Monday, next week the project will be working during the day Tuesday to Friday and at night Tuesday to Thursday. Night watering of landscaping will occur up to 7 nights a week, as required.

Night works next week will occur Tuesday to Thursday nights from 6pm to 6am, with traffic impacts from 8pm to 4am:

  • The Link Way, Mudgeeraba – Tuesday to Thursday
    • The Link Way, Mudgeeraba between Railway Street and Bell Place will be reduced to one lane Tuesday to Thursday nights. Stop/go traffic control will be in place with motorists directed one way at a time. This lane closure is required for a range of works, including asphalting and concrete works for traffic islands and light pole footings.
  • Mudgeeraba (Exit 79) to Robina (Exit 82) – Tuesday
    • A shoulder closure may be required in this section on Tuesday night near the Exit 79 northbound off-ramp, with intermittent stop/go traffic control in place. Minor delays of a few minutes may be experienced. If required, this lane closure is for the installation of footings for new road lighting.
  • Robina (Exit 82) to Varsity Lakes (Exit 85) – Wednesday and Thursday
    • A lane closure will be in place on Wednesday and Thursday nights on the southbound side of the motorway near the Varsity Lakes (Exit 85) off-ramp. This lane closure is required as a safety precaution, due to finishing works occurring on the earth wall behind the new concrete barrier along the Stapley Drive off-ramp.
  • Entire project alignment – up to 7 nights a week
    • Intermittent nightly watering of recently planted landscaping will also occur along the project alignment. As many areas can only be accessed from the motorway, brief lane closures may be required, with traffic control in place to direct motorists around the project’s water truck.

Day works continue along the alignment next week Tuesday to Friday from 6am to 6pm. Some works may also be required outside of these hours, including the below.

  • Concrete pours occurring early morning:
    • from 4am at the Mudgeeraba Creek bridges between Mudgeeraba (Exit 79) and Robina (Exit 82)
    • and from 5am at the retaining wall work sites south of Robina (Exit 82).

Please note – if work is delayed due to weather or construction conditions, activities will be carried out on the next available work shift.

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