Upgrade ahead for D'Aguilar Highway
01 April 2015
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Longman
Design plans have been completed as part of the federal Coalition Government's $16 million commitment to deliver safety upgrades to the D'Aguilar Highway, west of Caboolture.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the funding will bring about major safety improvements.
“These upgrades at identified high-risk locations will result in improved visibility, reduced travel times and less driver frustration, decreasing the number and severity of crashes while supporting the region's growth and development,” Mr Truss said.
“The project makes good on a 2013 election commitment and is part of the federal Coalition government's investment in better Queensland roads delivered in the 2014–15 Budget.”
Federal member for Longman Wyatt Roy said the proposed works would now go to tender, with construction due to start in the second half of this year.
“Too many lives and livelihoods have been lost on this road and I am delighted that the problem is being addressed through these upgrades,” Mr Roy said.
“The works will include three intersection upgrades, a new overtaking lane between the two Gamgee Road intersections, vegetation clearing at identified sites and improvements to road signage.”