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Pacific Motorway named worst road in the state

Frustrated drivers sick of M1 traffic

Pacific Motorway named worst road in the state

No surprises here.

The Pacific Motorway has been named not only the worst road on the Gold Coast but also the worst in the state.

That's according to a study by RACQ, asking motorists to nominate the most congested roads.

"We're not surprised either; we know it is used by around 150,000 cars a day between Brisbane and the Gold Coast," said RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith.

The survey also found drivers are fed up with the Smith Street Motorway in Southport, Bundall Road in Ashmore and the northern stretch of the Gold Coast Highway.

The state's peak motoring body is now calling on the re-elected state government to stick to its election promise, and widen the M1 to six lanes all the way to the border as soon as possible.

Meantime, another study has found congestion on the Gold Coast is costing businesses $125,000,000 a year.

That's $28,000,000 more they're paying for workers to sit in traffic than last year, according to stats from TomTom Telematics.

The latest Cost of Congestion report shows on average, local drivers spend 25 minutes a day, or 95 hours a year, not moving at all.

That's up 4 percent on 2016.