The M1 between Burleigh and Palm Beach (Package B) is being upgraded as part of the Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T) upgrade. As a trusted and ISO Company Bendworx was able to easily provide the steel liners required and provided industry leading advice and support.

Part of a $1 billion federal and Queensland state government infrastructure joint initiative, the M1 between Burleigh and Palm Beach (Package B) is being upgraded as part of the Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T) upgrade.

Requiring a leading, experienced supplier, project piling contractors engaged Bendworx to manufacture & deliver Quality-Assured steel liners complying with ISO 3834 and MRTS78. Working closely with on-site coordinators, Bendworx will continue to support construction efforts through the project’s lifecycle.


Tallebudgera Interchange (Exit 89) upgrade

Exit 89 at Tallebudgera will be completely reconstructed to remove the northbound carriageway loop ramps. Signalised intersections will ensure safer travel through the interchange for motorists, bike riders and pedestrians, and provide a dedicated bridge across Tallebudgera Creek for the new western service road. New traffic signals will also be installed at the Township Drive and Tsipura Drive intersection.


Two-way western service road

The VL2T upgrade includes a new western service road with one lane in each direction, starting from the Tallebudgera Interchange (Exit 89) in Package B and continuing south to Palm Beach (Exit 92) as part of Package C. A 4-way signalised intersection will connect the new service road to Nineteenth Avenue to provide locals with alternative options when moving around their neighbourhoods.


Active transport connections

The new shared bike and pedestrian path, constructed in Package A, will continue south from Burleigh to Tallebudgera, where it will then transition to on and off-road paths along the new western service road. New active transport options will also be included across the Tallebudgera Interchange and connect through to Township Drive and Tallebudgera Creek Road.


Environmental features

Package B features significant environmental improvements through this sensitive flora, fauna and aquatic area of the VL2T upgrade.

A new fauna crossing will be constructed under the motorway to connect the Burleigh to Springbrook bio-regional wildlife corridor. Some other examples of the wide range of treatments being undertaken include fauna fencing, koala habitat plantings and improved fish passages through Oyster Creek.


You can watch the video supplied by the Queensland Government below.