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Here Are The Changes Coming To The M1 During The Comm Games

The Commonwealth Games will bring a flock of locals and tourist to our Sunshine state. 

And with that comes increased traffic and public transport woes. 

To cater to the influx of people on the Gold Coast and commuting from Brisbane, a number of changes will be implemented on the M1. 

Don't get caught out on our roads and plan accordingly if you are taking a trip down the highway. 

According to the Department of Main Roads and Transport, the below changes will be in place as of March 1.

"There are a few changes to keep in mind and we'll be posting more about them in the coming weeks. They include:
• Reducing the speed in the 110km/h speed zone by 10km/h to 100km/h between the Logan Motorway Interchange (Exit 31) to Gaven (Exit 69), northbound and southbound from 1 March 2018;
• Reducing the speed in the 100km/h zone by 10km/h to 90km/h from the M1/M3 merge at Eight Mile Plains to Logan Motorway Interchange, northbound and southbound from 1 March 2018.;
• Temporary ramp metering at the southbound Gold Coast Highway (Exit 62) and Smith Street (Exit 66) on-ramps to keep traffic moving at a constant pace as vehicles join the motorway, from mid-March 2018.;
• Additional Traffic Response Units and towing vehicles to ensure incidents are cleared from the M1 as quickly as possible. These will be deployed in stages from 31 March with all units deployed by 4 April 2018. The deployment will finish on the 15 April after the closing ceremony;
• Allowing vehicles carrying athletes and officials to travel along the hard shoulder of the M1, under police escort where safe and at low speed, if there is severe congestion that may prevent them from arriving at an event on time. This will only occur between 4 April 2018 and 18 April 2018;
• Additional speed enforcement measures on the M1 including trailer mounted speed cameras, which are to be managed by Queensland Police Service."

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