D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Yarraman), targeted road safety improvements

Design is progressing to improve safety along the D'Aguilar Highway between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy to reduce the risk of crashes.

The D'Aguilar Highway is a strategic link in Queensland's state-controlled road network, linking the Bruce Highway to South Burnett.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Better road access

Key features

  • Installing a 1m wide centre line treatment to reduce the number of head-on crashes.
  • Widening the road shoulder to provide safer conditions for pedestrians and bike riders.
  • Clearing roadside vegetation, including removing some trees, to improve visibility and remove roadside hazards.
  • Installing safety barriers at key locations.

Funding

This project is part of the Australian and Queensland governments' $415 million economic stimulus package.

Total investment
$19 million
Australian Government
$15.2 million
Queensland Government
$3.8 million

Current status

Design is progressing. 

During the design phase, the project team considers factors such as general traffic usage, road location and geometry, as well as traffic and crash history data. A variety of investigations are also undertaken, including survey work and geotechnical and environmental investigations. Local council, impacted property owners and service providers, (such as Telstra, Energex and Unitywater) are engaged during this phase, as well as other key stakeholders and the local community. 

Proposed design layout

Proposed design