Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Pacific Highway, Pacific Motorway & Gateway Motorway (Metroad 1) (Decommissioned)

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General Information:

Metroad 1 is the former route number for a collection of motorway standard roads linking Brisbane's northern, eastern and souther suburbs.

Pacific Motorway:

The former Metroad 1 portion of the Pacific Motorway bypasses the suburban areas of outer Brisbane area, 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.

Gateway Motorway:

The Gateway Motorway passes through Brisbane's eastern suburbs, and services mostly residential and industrial areas, both north and south of the Brisbane River. It provides access to ports and the airport.

The Gateway Motorway features a bridge over the Brisbane River, once known as the Gateway Bridge, but now named Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge, named after an Australian senior public servant and administrator.

The bridge has a number of interesting features including: 2

At the time of its completion, the bridge boasted a number of Australian and world class achievements, including:

History:

Pacific Highway & Pacific Motorway:

Gateway Motorway:

Preview: Description:
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bruce Hwy (NH1) at Bald Hills approaching the interchange with Gateway Mwy (Metroad1) and Gympie Arterial Rd (Metroad 3), May 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bruce Hwy (NH1) at Bald Hills approaching the interchange with Gateway Mwy (Metroad1) and Gympie Arterial Rd (Metroad 3), May 2005.

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Gateway Motorway & Gympie Arterial Road:
Bruce Hwy (NH1) at the interchange with Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) and Gympie Arterial Rd (Metroad 3) at Bald Hills, May 2005. This was the southern terminus of National Highway 1 in Queensland at the time, and the end of the Bruce Hwy.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) near Wyampa Rd at Bald Hills, May 2005.

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Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs on the connection with Deagon Deviation (SR26) at Sandgate, May 2005.

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Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at Nudgee Beach, approaching Nudgee Rd, May 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at Northgate approaching Toombul Rd, May 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at Nundah approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20), May 2005.

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Kingsford Smith Drive:
Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at the interchange with Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25) at Eagle Farm, May 2005.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Eagle Farm, May 2005.

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Toll Plaza :
Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at the toll plaza after Gateway Bridge at Murrarie, May 2005.

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Toll Plaza :
Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at the toll plaza after Gateway Bridge at Murrarie, May 2005.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Tingalpa, May 2005.

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Freeway Green Reassurance Directional Sign:
Freeway green distance sign at Belmont, May 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at Mackenzie, approaching Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd (Metroad 2), May 2005.

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Freeway Green Reassurance Directional Sign:
Freeway green distance sign at Rochedale, May 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) approaching Miles Platting Rd (SR56) at Rochedale, May 2005. Note the missing SR56 shield.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) approaching Miles Platting Rd (SR56) at Rochedale, May 2005. Note the missing SR56 shield.

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Miles Platting drive:
Gateway Mwy (Metroad 1) at the Miles Platting Rd (SR56) interchange at Rochedale, May 2005.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Pacific Mwy (Metroad 1) interchange at Rochedale, May 2005. Gateway Mwy continued at this point as Metroad 4.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Rochedale, May 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign on the Underwood Rd overpass at Rochedale for Rochedale Rd (SR30) and Fitzgerald Rd interchanges, May 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Pacific Mwy (Metroad 1) at Shailer Park at the Bryants Rd interchange, May 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of Pacific Highway as National Route 1
Click here for the Bruce Highway as National Highway 1

1 Queensland Government, Transport and Main Roads, Metropolitain Road Region Map, May 2011
2 Queensland Roads Edition No 1 March 2006
3 Bulldust, Beef & Beyond
4 Logan District History
5 Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. ISBN 9781921606199
6 Brisbane Times, South-East Queensland transport infrastructure rollout since 1975, 6 July 2010
7 Queensland Roads, Edition No 8, March 2010

Last updated: 05-Jan-2019 18:02

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