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.