M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades

The M1 Upgrades make up the $391.6 million M1 Productivity Package funded by the Australian and NSW governments to provide a better and more reliable journey on one of Australia’s busiest roads.

Updates and announcements

Work on all three M1 upgrades is now under way. Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys and allow extra travel time.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place in coming days to allow work on the M1 upgrade between Tuggerah and Doyalson to progress.

The work involves separating the two existing southbound lanes for a one kilometre section near Wyong River on the M1 between the Tuggerah and Warnervale interchanges. Please follow the road signs and stay in one lane.

There will be no change to the existing northbound travel lanes during this time. Speed limits will remain at 80km/h for the safety of workers and all road users.

View a visualisation of the changed traffic conditions on M1 southbound at Wyong River below.

Background

The M1 Pacific Motorway is an important link between Sydney and Brisbane. More than 70,000 light and heavy vehicles travel between the Central Coast and Hunter region and Sydney each day. These numbers are expected to increase in the future.

The three major M1 Upgrades will improve traffic flow and safety for motorists:

Benefits

The M1 Upgrades will benefit commuters, holiday traffic, heavy vehicles and public transport users by:

  • improving traffic flow for better and more reliable trips
  • making it easier to move freight
  • allowing for predicted increases in traffic
  • providing safer access to and from the motorway.

Features

Work will take place between the Kariong and Somersby interchanges, Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges and at the Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive intersection. Key features include:

  • widening the road between Kariong and Doyalson
  • improving interchanges at Kariong, Warnervale and Doyalson
  • replacing the existing roundabout at Weakleys Drive with traffic lights.
Infographic: Graphical representation of the following concepts: Improving traffic flow for more than 70,000 motorists; $391.6 million for 3 major M1 Upgrades; Better movement of freight.
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