South Queensland highway project soon underway


Construction contract worth $16 million awarded to McIlwain Civil

South Queensland highway project soon underway
Infrastructure minister Warren Truss

 

The federal government has announced work will soon begin on the $16 million D’Aguilar Highway upgrade project in Southeast Queensland.

Infrastructure minister Warren Truss says the changes to the high-risk stretch between Caboolture and Kilcoy will improve safety for both heavy vehicles and car traffic.

Brisbane-based engineering consultancy McIlwain Civil has been awarded the construction contract.

"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," Truss says.

The improvements will include the addition of a 1.2km overtaking lane, and a resealing of the road surface between Neurum Road and Canando Street. Dedicated turning lanes and additional signage have also been budgeted for.

Work is set to begin in October and take 12 months to complete.

Truss has also announced that the government is seeking expressions of interest for the nearby Boundary Road Interchange project.

This $105 million project will see the creation of a new six-lane bridge over the Bruce highway.

"The upgrade will boost the interchange’s capacity and enhance safety for motorists who use this section of the highway," Truss says. "It is anticipated the successful tenderer will be announced early next year, with construction to start by mid-2016."

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