Pacific Motorway (M1) Upgrade Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes

The widening of the M1 to four lanes between Robina (Exit 82) and Mudgeeraba (Exit 79) as part of the Pacific Motorway (M1) Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade is progressing well.

Following the diversion of all northbound traffic onto the existing southbound lanes between Exit 82 and Exit 80, the existing northbound bridges over the Mudgeeraba Creek and floodplain are in the stage of being removed by mechanical demolition. These work activities have been carried out off-road, from 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday with no lane closures required.  These works recommences on Monday 7 January.

From mid to late January 2019, piling work will start to rebuild two new northbound bridges over Mudgeeraba Creek and the floodplain to better withstand flood events. This work is expected to continue for approximately eight weeks.

Piling will involve driving 18.5 metre pre-cast concrete piles into the ground between 6am and 11pm from Monday to Friday. Piling work will be required at night when traffic flows are at their lowest.

Night works and lane closures are necessary for the safety of workers and road users for the set of piles immediately next to the traffic lanes and in close proximity to existing southbound bridges.

Furthermore, a lane closure will be in place between 8pm and 11pm on the M1 northbound between Robina (Exit 82) and The Link Way (Exit 80) during piling.

During this time, the motorway will be closed for up to 5 minutes at a time while the concrete piles, closest to the motorway, are lifted and placed into position.

Bridge work will include:

  • Driving piles into the ground to create a solid foundation for the bridge structure
  • Installing reinforcement bars and formwork for the new bridge structure (day time only)
  • Pouring concrete
  • Installing bridge deck units (day time only)

Other activities will include earthworks and pavement construction work to widen the motorway and to tie in the bridge abutments to the raised level of the road.

This will be followed by asphalt works for the new carriageway including line marking, signage and electrical work.

What to expect:

  • Noise and possible vibration from the piling works
  • Increase in construction vehicle movements within the construction zone
  • Traffic delays and motorway closures during night works, for the safety of motorists and construction workers

Property condition surveys have been offered to properties within 100 metres of works. Survey reports are provided to property owners. If required, a further property condition survey can be undertaken upon completion of the roadworks.

TMR will distribute notifications to more than 3400 nearby residents and businesses before piling work begins. This notification will include information on the work and the contact details for the Project Team.

For more information on this work, please contact Amie Caune, Communications Officer by emailing southcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au or calling 3066 4338 during business hours.

For up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, go towww.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.

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