M1 upgrade update - traffic changes at Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) from mid-April 2019
From mid-April 2019, the alignment of the southbound motorway lanes near Varsity Lakes will temporarily change to enable road upgrade works to occur along the existing southbound alignment.
During these changes:
- both lanes of the new Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) southbound off-ramp will open to traffic in a temporary configuration
- all southbound motorway traffic will travel along these 2 lanes.
Motorists continuing southbound will re-join the existing alignment of the motorway via a new temporary section of road located near the Reedy Creek Road northbound flyover.
Motorists exiting to Varsity Lakes or Burleigh Heads must be in the left-lane only to exit to Scottsdale Drive and Stapley Drive, or Reedy Creek Road.
This temporary traffic arrangement will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for around 8 months, conditions permitting.
These latest changes come after the existing M1 southbound Reedy Creek (Exit 85) was replaced by 1 lane of the new Varsity Lakes Interchange (Exit 85) southbound off-ramp in mid-March 2019.