Work begins on fixing D'Aguilar Highway black spot at Kilcoy

Media Release

DC151/2016

20 October 2016

Works will start this week on almost $1 million of safety improvements at the intersection of the D'Aguilar Highway and the Esk-Kilcoy and Kilcoy Showgrounds roads.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the works would substantially reduce the risk of crashes at the intersection.

“There have been a number of accidents at these two intersections over recent years, which has underlined the need for funding under the Black Spots Programme,” Mr Chester said.

“These works will create dedicated turning lanes on the highway and wider road shoulders at the intersection, making it much safer for all motorists.

“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 project is being funded through a $968,000 allocation from the Black Spots Programme, and drivers should expect to see the new intersections in place by early next year.

The Coalition Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014–15 to 2018–19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015–16 to improve road safety across the nation.