Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell has welcomed news today that the design for the D’Aguilar Highway Safety Improvement Project (Caboolture to Kilcoy) has progressed to the tender phase.
Mr Powell has been campaigning for upgrades to the D’Aguilar Highway since becoming the Member for Glass House in 2009 and he is well aware of how excited the community will be to hear this long awaited news.
“On behalf of the Glass House community I have fought hard to deliver funding for these upgrades and so I am delighted with news that things are finally moving along.
“Many community members have put their lives at risk by travelling this notorious stretch of road and I am pleased that in conjunction with Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy, we have been able to secure a commitment to deliver this project by late 2016,” he said.
Key works will include –
• safety improvements at the two Gamgee Road intersections with the D’Aguilar Highway, including providing dedicated turning lanes and installing lighting at the Gamgee Road east intersection
• rehabilitating a 2.1km section of highway between the two Gamgee Road intersections and improving drainage, and providing a 1.2km overtaking lane (eastbound) with a one-metre wide painted centre median treatment along the length of the overtaking lane to separate opposing traffic lanes
• resurfacing a 1.29km section of the D’Aguilar Highway near the Canando Street intersection and upgrading signage
• clearing vegetation at selected locations including Bye Road, Warraba Creek, J Lindsay Road and Morley Lane to improve visibility and safety in the roadside environment
• upgrading signage.
“The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) aims to award the contract for this project in August 2015 and I am confident we will see construction commence soon thereafter.
“This is such a great example of how different levels of Government can work together to achieve positive outcomes for our community and I for one am honoured to have been involved with delivering this for the people of Glass House,” Mr Powell concluded.
[ENDS] 30 April 2015