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D'Aguilar Highway safety works completed at Wamuran

Media Release

DC131/2016

03 October 2016

Joint release with:

James McGrath

Senator for Queensland

A new eastbound overtaking lane will be built on the D'Aguilar Highway near Woodford, following the completion of road safety improvements at Wamuran.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the works are already improving safety for drivers using the highway.

“Works included building a 1.2 kilometre overtaking lane between the Gamgee Road intersections and new turning lanes and improved lighting at the intersections themselves,” Mr Chester said.

“The project also involved creating a one-metre-wide painted centre median to increase the gap between vehicles travelling in opposite directions, reducing the risk of head-on crashes and enhancing lane separation in places where there has been a history of such incidents.”

LNP Senator for Queensland James McGrath said the upgrade, along with a new overtaking lane to be built at Woodford between Chambers and Petersen roads, meant the highway could meet the region's long-term road freight and transport capacity and efficiency demand.

“These works are supporting safer travel and better access to townships in the Moreton Bay region for residents, businesses and visitors,” Senator McGrath said.

“The upcoming works near Woodford, which will include upgrades to the Ironbark Drive and Chambers Road intersections, will be subject to a tender and design process. Dates of construction are yet to be determined.”

This project is fully funded as part of the Australian Government's $16 million Road Safety Improvement project designed to benefit all users of the D'Aguilar Highway.