Safety upgrades progressing on QLD’s D’Aguilar Highway

Designs complete for QLD D'Aguilar Highway safety improvements
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Upgrades are under way along Queensland’s D’Aguilar Highway between Kingaroy and Nanango, as part of a $24.5 million safety improvement program funded by the Queensland Government.

The D’Aguilar Highway is a strategic link in Queensland’s state-controlled road network, linking the Bruce Highway to South Burnett.

The program is delivering upgrades along more than 24 kilometres of the D’Aguilar Highway, including upgrades this month to the Hodgleigh North Road and Cairns Street intersections.

The works will also see the Hodgleigh North Road intersection moved about 100 metres north. Further along, a dedicated right-turn lane will be installed at the southern Cairns Street intersection along with raised medians to improve pedestrian safety.

Wide centre line treatment, audio tactile line marking and raised retroreflective pavement markers will also be installed along the highway between Parsons Road and Peterson Drive.

The project is funded by the Queensland Government with $18 million allocated under the High Risk Roads Initiative as part of the Targeted Road Safety Program. An additional $6.5 million has been allocated under the State Road Network Upgrade program.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the new works, part of the third package of a larger safety project for the area, would improve safety along the important connector.

“As part of our commitment to improve safety between Nanango and Kingaroy, we’ve already installed dedicated turning lanes at the intersections of Sommerfelds Lane as well as Redmans, Ushers, Edenvale South and Edenvale North roads,” he said.

“Drivers are already enjoying the benefits of new turning lanes at several intersections as part of the multimillion-dollar safety improvements being delivered.”

Works already completed along the D’Aguilar Highway include:

  • Millis Way/Darli Street intersection – dedicated right-turn lanes installed for both side roads.
  • Ballin Road / McCauley Road intersection – the Ballin Road intersection relocated slightly south to create a four-way intersection. Dedicated right and left-turn lanes installed for motorists turning into McCauley Road.
  • Bellbird Road intersection – a dedicated right-turn lane installed.
  • Lucas Road intersection – right-turn treatment installed.

High Risk Roads is a state-funded initiative to address key safety concerns on the state-controlled road network identified for a whole road segment or route, instead of at individual discrete locations.

RoadTek is delivering the works which will be carried out between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Motorists are reminded to observe all warning signs when approaching the site and be aware of changed conditions, such as reduced speed limits and queued traffic, and adapt their driving behaviour.

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