<!---->The Pacific Motorway is a 100 km long motorway in Australia between Brisbane, Queensland, and the New South Wales-Queensland border at Tweed Heads. The motorway starts at Coronation Drive at Milton in Brisbane, and from 2008 links the Tweed Heads bypass in New South Wales. The Brisbane city section of the motorway is also often referred to by its former name, the Riverside Expressway. The first section opened in Brisbane in 1973 was originally known as the South East Freeway. The South East Freeway was known originally as the F3, however this has since been replaced in 1994.The motorway features eight traffic lanes with a 110 km/h speed limit between the M6 Logan Motorway and Smith Street Motorway and generally six or four lanes at 100 km/h on other sections. The motorway passes through the major tourist region of the Gold Coast, the destination for most of the vehicular traffic from Brisbane. More than A$2 billion has been spent on the motorway since 1990 to 1998, including widening the road and improving safety.
In March 2006 the Queensland Government released planning for substantial changes to the section between Springwood and Daisy Hill. The changes are mainly to the entrances and exits in the section, most of which cause substantial traffic problems on surrounding streets and traffic backups onto the Motorway. The planned upgrade has led some people to protest, mainly by those whose homes will be resumed for the project. The... Read More