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D’Aguilar Highway safety improvement project underway



A notorious stretch of the D’Aguilar Highway, between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy, is undergoing safety improvement works to protect drivers and help reduce the potential for serious crashes.


The $19 million project is already underway with funding provided by the Federal Government as part of its $1.5 billion infrastructure investment response to COVID-19, announced in June 2020.


With more than 7800 drivers using the road each day and connecting the Bruce Highway to the Caboolture, Wamuran, Woodford and Kilcoy communities, the D’Aguilar Highway has been identified as an important link in the state’s road network, highlighting the safety project as critical to be completed.

The highway will also be widened to accommodate a wide-centre line treatment, allowing for greater separation between vehicles travelling in opposite directions and also playing an important part in reducing the likelihood of head-on crashes.

Construction will continue until late-2022, with the project supporting more than 60 local jobs in the process. Federal Member for Longman, Terry Young, said just one life lost on Australian roads was one too many.

“Key works on this project will include widening from west of Neurum Road to Sandy Creek Road and from Arnolds Road North to west of Scrubby Creek, installing a wide centre line treatment, extending and replacing culverts, and shoulder widening.”

New safety barriers and signage will also be installed, along with vegetation management. The project is jointly funded by the Federal and State Government contributing $15.2 million and $3.8 million respectively. More information available at: https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/national-initiatives/response-to-covid-19.aspx.

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