Motorists set for a smoother ride on Bunya Highway

Media Release

DC157/2017

06 June 2017

Joint release with:

David Littleproud

Member for Maranoa

  • Works to improve safety at dangerous black spot in Kingaroy
  • Upgrade will improve separating through and turning traffic

Road works have commenced on the intersection of Taylors and Meiers Roads at Kingaroy.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $600,000 project funded under the Black Spot Programmewas a key component of the Australian Government's commitment to reduce road deaths across Australia.

“The Australian Government's record $75 billion infrastructure investment is delivering the infrastructure Australia needs and improving our national road and freight network,”

Mr Chester said.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said this project is an example of the Australian Government building safer roads and improving productivity.

“The dedicated right-turn and left-turn lanes into Taylors Road will be built on the highway to separate through and turning traffic,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The works will go a long way toward improving road user safety at these locations. This intersection has experienced two injury crashes in the three years to 2015, highlighting the importance of this upgrade to the community.”

To undertake the works safely and efficiently, traffic controllers, single-lane closures and speed restrictions will be in place. Access to Taylors Road and Meiers Road from the highway will also be restricted with detour signage in place to assist motorists.

The South Burnett Regional Council has played an important role helping to secure funding for the project, designing the upgrade, and will deliver the construction.

The project is expected to be finished by the end of August.

The $600,000 Bunya Highway upgrade has been fully funded by the Australian Government.

For more information on the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots