Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway & Bruce Highway (M1 / A1) - Reedy Creek to Gaven

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General Information:

The M1 / A1 corridor is the main coastal route from the NSW border to the northern tip of the east coast of Australia, and links major cities and towns with Brisbane, and beyond the NSW border, Sydney.

Pacific Motorway:

The M1 portion of the Pacific Motorway bypasses the suburban areas of the Gold Coast and outer Brisbane areas, and passes through residential, commercial and industrial areas, and features a number of service roads to cater to some of the industrial and commercial zones.

The section from Brisbane to Springwood is formerly known as the South Eastern Freeway.

The Pacific Motorway passes several Gold Coast tourist attractions such as Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild Water World, and Dreamworld.

The route features twin tunnels bypass the Tugun area as it crosses into NSW.

History:

Pacific Motorway:

Reedy Creek To Gaven   Gaven to Reedy Creek
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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Mudgeeraba approaching Robina Parkway & Somerset Drive, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Parkwood approaching Smith St Mwy (SR10), June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Mudgeeraba approaching Robina Parkway & Somerset Drive

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Parkwood approaching Smith St Mwy (SR10), June 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from May 2005.

Image © Justin Cozart

Robina Parkway & Somerset Drive:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Robina Parkway and Somerset Drive interchange, Mudgeeraba, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Smith Street Motorway:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Smith St Mwy (SR10) interchange at Arundel, March 2006.

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Distance Sign:
Exit distance sign within the Robina Pkwy and Somerset Dr interchange at Mudgeeraba, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign near Smith St Mwy (SR10) at Arundel, showing distances to upcoming exits, March 2006.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Mudgeeraba approaching The Link Way (SR99), July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Molendinar approaching Southport-Nerang Rd (SR20) interchange, March 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign near Mudgeeraba Creek at Mudgeeraba approaching The Link Way (SR99), July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Molendinar approaching Southport-Nerang Rd (SR20) interchange, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Mudgeeraba Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) interchange, Mudgeeraba, July 2007.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Molendinar approaching Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) interchange, March 2006.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Mudgeeraba for the Gooding Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nerang approaching Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Mudgeeraba for the Gooding Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Nerang-Broadbeach Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) at Nerang, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Gooding Drive & Mudgeeraba Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Gooding Dr / Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) at Mudgeeraba, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs on the Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) overpass at Nerang for the Pappas Way interchange, September 2017. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from March 2006.

Image © Dean Sherry

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Mudgeeraba near Gooding Dr / Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) for the interchange with Elysium Rd, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nerang for the Pappas Way interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Distance Sign:
Exit distance sign at Worongary, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Pappas Way:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Pappas Way interchange, Nerang, September 2017. Click here for a photo of this location by Justin Cozart from June 2012.

Image © Dean Sherry

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Elysium Rd at Worongary, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nerang for Nielsens Rd (SR40) and Alexander Dr (SR40) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Distance Sign:
RD sign at Worongary, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nerang for Nielsens Rd (SR40) and Alexander Dr (SR40) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Elysium Road Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Elysium Rd interchange, Worongary, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Nielsens Road & Alexander Drive:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Nielsens Rd and Alexander Dr (SR40) interchange, Nerang, June 2012. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from March 2006.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Dirctional Sign:
AD sign at Worongary for the Nielsens Rd (SR40) / Alexander Dr (SR40) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Carrara for Elysium Rd interchange, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Supplementary Advance Dirctional Sign:
Supplementary AD sign at Worongary for the Nielsens Rd (SR40) / Alexander Dr (SR40) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Carrara for Elysium Rd interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Dirctional Sign:
AD sign at Worongary for the Nielsens Rd (SR40) / Alexander Dr (SR40) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Elysium Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Elysium Rd, Carrara, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Nielsens Road & Alexander Drive Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Nielsens Rd (SR40) and Alexander Dr (SR40) interchage at Worongary, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Merrimac for the Gooding Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) interchange, June 2012. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from March 2006.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Highland Park for the Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Merrimac for the Gooding Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Highland Park for the Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Gooding Drive & Mudgeeraba Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Gooding Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR50) interchange at Merrimac, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Nerang-Broadbeach Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) at Nerang, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
RD sign showing distances to upcoming exits, June 2012. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from March 2006.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs at Nerang on the Nerang-Broadbeach Rd (SR90) overpass for the Southport-Nerang Rd (SR20) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Merrimac for the Robina Town Centre Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) interchange, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Signs:
AD sign at Nerang near Nerang River for the Southport-Nerang Rd (SR20) interchange, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Merrimac, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Southport-Nerang Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Southport-Nerang Rd (SR20) interchange at Nerang, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Robina for the Robina Town Centre Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Gaven for Smith St Mwy (SR10), July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Robina for the Robina Town Centre Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Smith Street Motorway:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Smith St Mwy (SR10) interchange at Gaven, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Robina for the Robina Town Centre Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) interchange, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign showing distances to upcoming exits, Gaven, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Robina for the Robina Town Centre Dr & Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) interchange, June 2012. Click here for a photo by Paul Rands of this location from March 2006.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Gaven approaching Gold Coast Hwy (SR2), July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Robina Town Centre Drive & Mudgeeraba Road:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Robina Town Centre Dr and also Mudgeeraba Rd (SR42) at Robina, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Gaven approaching Gold Coast Hwy (SR2), July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign with curiously placed and designed road name patch at Robina for the Robina Pkwy & Somerset Dr interchange, June 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from February 2009.

Image © Justin Cozart

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Gaven approaching Gold Coast Hwy (SR2), July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Robina, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Gold Coast Highway Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Gold Coast Hwy (SR2) interchange at Gaven, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Robina for the Robina Pkwy & Somerset Dr interchange, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Gold Coast Highway Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the Gold Coast Hwy (SR2) interchange at Gaven, July 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Robina Parkway & Somerset Drive Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M1) at the interchange with Robina Pkwy and Somerset Dr at Robina, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Robina for Reedy Ck Rd (SR80) interchange, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Click here for the continuation of Pacific Motorway (M1) between Gaven and Loganholme
Click here for the continuation of Pacific Motorway (M1) between the NSW Border and Reedy Creek

1 Department of Transport and Main Roads, The State Road Network of Queensland, 30 June 2010
2 Bulldust, Beef & Beyond
3 Tyler Bullock
4 The Pacific Motorway Report: An investigation into the actions of the Department of Main Roads in relation to noise and safety issues concerning the Pacific Motorway. ISBN 978-0-9758442-9-8.
5 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Media Release, Pacific Motorway Upgrade, Community Update August 2009

Last updated: 09-Dec-2018 21:34

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