D'Aguilar Highway (Kilcoy - Yarraman), Sandy Creek to Kilcoy, improve safety

Design is complete for safety improvements 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

Undertake treatments to improve safety including:

  • Road widening from west of Neurum Road to Sandy Creek Road and from Arnolds Road North to west of Scrubby Creek.
  • Installing wide centre line treatment to separate opposing traffic flows, reducing head-on crashes.
  • Shoulder widening to provide additional trafficable area to pull over, assist emergency vehicles to pass, accommodate wide vehicles and provide safer conditions for pedestrians and bike riders.
  • Extending and replacing culverts to improve drainage.
  • Clearing roadside vegetation, including removing some trees, to improve visibility and remove roadside hazards.
  • New signage to reinforce overtaking rules.
  • Minor pavement rehabilitation where required.
  • Installing safety barriers at key locations.

Funding

This project is part of the Australian and Queensland governments' $415 million economic stimulus package. Investment ID 1701183

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

Current status

Design is complete and construction is expected to start in late 2021, weather and construction scheduling permitting. 

Final design layout

Proposed design