Contract awarded for D'Aguilar Highway
17 September 2015
Joint release with:
Federal Member for Longman
Works will soon start on the $16 million D'Aguilar Highway upgrade project between Caboolture and Kilcoy, following the awarding of the construction contract to McIlwain Civil.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the project is being fully funded by the Australian Government, a sign of the Coalition's commitment to improving safety on the D'Aguilar Highway.
“I'm pleased to announce McIlwain Civil as the contractor for the project, which will deliver safety improvements along the D'Aguilar Highway at high-risk locations between Caboolture and Kilcoy,” Mr Truss said.
Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy said funding for the project was an election commitment and he was pleased works will start next month.
“Locals have been calling for works on this stretch of road, and I'm proud to have been part of the team which has delivered them,” Mr Roy said.
“The upgrade will include the construction of 1.2 km eastbound overtaking lane between the Gamgee Road intersections and resealing the road surface between Neurum Road and Canando Street.
“Other works will include safety improvements at the two Gamgee Road intersections themselves, including creating dedicated turning lanes and lighting at the Gamgee Road East intersection.
“Additional signage will also be installed at the Canando Street intersection as part of the project.”
Construction will begin in October and take approximately one year to complete. More information about the project is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au.