Funding deal sealed for upgrade to major SEQ road

A DEAL has been done to upgrade the M1 on the Gold Coast between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes.

The stretch of the motorway between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes will be upgraded while plans will be put in place to fix the Reedy Creek to Tugun section.

The deal was done between the Federal and State governments.

The Gold Coast's state MPs - Ros Bates, Michael Hart and Jann Stuckey - have applauded the move.

The M1 upgrade has been at the centre of a long-running campaign, with the RACQ's January travel time report showing half of the top 10 slowest motorway sections each peak hour are on the M1/Pacific Motorway.

An announcement is expected to be made on the Gold Coast at noon on Saturday. 

News Corp Australia

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