Construction starts on D’Aguilar Highway Safety Upgrade
23 October 2015
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Longman
Construction of a new eastbound overtaking lane and other upgrading work on the D'Aguilar Highway between Caboolture and Kilcoy is now underway.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $16 million fully Australian Government funded upgrade will deliver critical safety benefits for highway users.
“The Australian Government is delivering on our commitment to improve safety on the D'Aguilar Highway,” Mr Truss said.
“This $16 million project will deliver safety improvements along the D'Aguilar Highway, targeting high-risk locations between Caboolture and Kilcoy.”
Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy said the upgrade will provide a new 1.2 kilometre eastbound overtaking lane between the Gamgee Road intersections, with a metre-wide painted centre median to separate opposing traffic lanes.
“Safety improvements will also be delivered at the Gamgee Road intersections, including dedicated turning lanes and lighting at the Gamgee Road east intersection,” Mr Roy said.
“Rehabilitation and drainage improvements are being undertaken along the 2.1 kilometre section between the Gamgee Road intersections to improve the road.”
“McIlwain Civil was awarded the contract to deliver the works on behalf of the Queensland government.”
It is anticipated construction will be completed by late 2016, weather permitting.
For more information about the project, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search for D’Aguilar Highway safety improvement project.