February 1, 2021
The $24.5 million upgrade of the D’Aguilar Highway under way just outside Kingaroy is just one of several major road projects earmarked for the South Burnett.
The work currently taking place will create dedicated turning lanes at the intersections of Sommerfelds Lane and Redmans, Ushers, Edenvale South and Edenvale North roads.
Road shoulders and through lanes are also being widened.
This is the first stage of a five-stage upgrade of the D’Aguilar Highway by RoadTek being undertaken for the State Government.
It is expected to be completed by the end of June, conditions permitting.
Joint Federal and State Government funding was also announced recently for three other local projects:
- $3.3 million for the Burnett Highway between Nanango and Goomeri for earthworks to improve roadsides, remove large hazards and install guardrails
- $1.65 million for Wondai-Proston Road to upgrade an existing culvert where traffic is constrained to one lane to allow two-lane travel
- $110,000 to upgrade the intersection of the D’Aguilar Highway, Burnett Highway and Drayton Street in Nanango