M1 Pacific Motorway
Department of Transport and Main Roads
As part of the National Land Transport Network, both the Australian and Queensland Governments are planning for and delivering major upgrades and improvements to the M1 Pacific Motorway between the Gateway Motorway and the New South Wales border. $749 million has been committed to upgrade the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill section and $1.03bn to upgrade the Varsity Lakes to Tugun section, subject to business case approvals by Infrastructure Australia.
The Queensland Government commissioned VLC to contribute to the options assessment and Detailed Business Case development for improvements to both the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and Varsity Lakes to Tugun sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway.
VLC prepared travel demand forecasts, road network performance assessments and economic appraisals for both projects.
VLC provided travel demand forecasts using Zenith, which informed the options assessments and Detailed Business Cases. Road network performance was also assessed using a Zenith Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) model. These models underpinned the economic appraisals which were also performed by VLC and are core to the justification of the projects. VLC’s work has been heavily peer reviewed and is informing decisions being made by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Building Queensland and Infrastructure Australia.
To read the summaries of the business cases developed by Building Queensland click on the link below: