Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Safety boost for D'Aguilar Highway intersection near Kilcoy

Media Release

DC235/2016

16 December 2016

  • $968,000 upgrade funded under the Black Spot Programme
  • Safety improvements include dedicated turning lanes and widened highway
  • Project took about two months to complete

Work has been completed on a major upgrade of the D'Aguilar Highway/Esk-Kilcoy Road intersection just east of Kilcoy.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $968,000 upgrade—funded under the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme—had significantly improved safety at the intersection.

“Works included the installation of dedicated turning lanes to access Esk-Kilcoy Road and increasing the width of the road shoulder to deliver a much easier and safer intersection to navigate,” Mr Chester said.

“We are committed to building and maintaining safer roads for Queensland and with this Black Spot Programme project at Kilcoy now complete, the benefits will flow to the thousands of locals, visitors and heavy vehicle operators who use this section of the D'Aguilar Highway every year.

“Research tells us that safer drivers, in safer cars, on safer roads will save lives and reduce serious injuries in the future. Every dollar we invest in road upgrades in regional areas is an investment in the lives of locals and visitors alike.

“The Black Spot Programme is a key component of the Australian Government's commitment to improving road safety levels right around the country.”

Work on this project started in October 2016 and took about two months to complete.