$19M Safety works underway on D’Aguilar Highway section

Safety works underway on D’Aguilar Highway section in QLD
Image courtesy of the Queensland Government.

Work has started on the $19 million D’Aguilar Highway safety improvement project between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy in Queensland.

The D’Aguilar Highway is a strategic link in Queensland’s state-controlled road network, linking the Bruce Highway to South Burnett. It acts as a key link to the Bruce Highway and the coast for rural businesses and communities of South Burnett and Brisbane Valley.

The safety works will include road widening from west of Neurum Road to Sandy Creek Road and from Arnolds Road North to west of Scrubby Creek.

Works will also include installing wide centre line treatment to separate opposing traffic flows, shoulder widening, extending and replacing culverts to improve drainage, clearing roadside vegetation, new signage and installing safety barriers.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project would help to improve the safety of the connection for local motorists.

“Connecting the Bruce Highway to the Caboolutre, Wamuran, Woodford and Kilcoy communities, the D’Aguilar Highway is an important link in our state’s road network – which is why this safety project is critical for the 7800 drivers who use it each day,” he said.

“We will be targeting these improvements at locations with a known crash history to ensure the ongoing safety of locals and tourists alike.”

Construction has now begun and will continue until late-2022. The project is expected to support over 60 local jobs.

The project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing $15.2 million towards the project and the remaining $3.8 million provided by the Queensland Government.

For more information on the project, click here.

 


 

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