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15 March 2017

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, is thrilled to announce that safety improvement works planned on the D’Aguilar Highway at Woodford are set to begin in mid-2017. Following the Australian Government’s announcement in October last year to allocate $16 million to improve highway safety between Caboolture and Kilcoy, a new eastbound overtaking lane will be built on the D’Aguilar Highway at Woodford. Road safety improvements at Wamuran will also be completed.

“It’s great to hear that the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have finalised the design for the overtaking lane in Woodford and I know the community will be excited to see the work commence on this latest project”, Mr Powell said.

“Key features will include an eastbound overtaking lane, 1km in length, between Chambers Road and Peterson Road, left-turn treatment (southbound) into Chambers Road, right-turn treatment (northbound) into Chambers Road and a dedicated right-turn lane from the D’Aguilar Highway into Ironbark Drive”.

Mr Powell said that these improvements will certainly improve safety along this stretch of the Highway and he would like to acknowledge and thank the Australian Government for their commitment to ensuring further improvements on the D’Aguilar Highway.

“On the back of improvements already completed at the two Gamgee Road intersections which included construction of an overtaking lane (eastbound) and resealing of the road surface between Neurum Road and Canando Street, these improvements will go a long way in making the journey between Caboolture and Kilcoy a much safer alternative”, Mr Powell concluded.

 

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[ENDS] 15 March 2017

It was a very full week of mobile offices this week and a variety of issues were raised by constituents from all over the Glass House electorate.  I thoroughly enjoy being out in your different communities and listening to your concerns.  I will be following up on many of your enquiries in the coming weeks.

In between mobile offices I was also briefed by representatives from the Department of Transport and Main Roads on the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway.  A copy of the design layout is available for viewing in my office.

I was out in Maleny on Wednesday to promote the Annual Charity Cricket Match between my Celebrity XI and the Maleny Maulers at Aub Cork Oval in Maleny which will take place on Saturday the 15th of October from 12 pm.  The competition is always fierce and the Maulers will be keen to try and reclaim the trophy after their loss last year. This annual match started many years ago to fundraise for the Pyjama Foundation (therefore explaining the team uniform). It was decided in the third year, after losing a Maleny local identity Dr Peter Oliver to lung cancer, that all fundraising efforts for future matches would be directed to Lung Foundation Australia.  Everyone is welcome so please come along and support this worthy cause and have a few laughs (probably at my expense).

I was happy to announce this week that the D’Aguilar Highway between Caboolture and Kilcoy is set to become even safer and more efficient with another major project about to begin, right on the back of the recent upgrades being completed.  Following the completion of the new eastbound overtaking lane between the Gamgee Road (intersections west of Wamuran) the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, approved another new overtaking lane to be built at Woodford between Chambers and Petersen roads.  This project is fully funded as part of the Australian Government’s $16 million Road Safety Improvement project and was the direct result of lobbying by then Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy and myself.  A great result for those who travel on the D’Aguilar Highway.

On Friday night I attended the Fairways International Food Festival at the Woodford Golf Club and then went on to the Leukaemia Foundation ‘Light up the Lakes’ evening which is always a very moving event.  On Saturday I finished off the week by attending the Palmwoods RSL Reunion Lunch and joined the Polished Man Campaign along with my friend Andrew Wallace, Member for Fisher, to help end violence towards children.   We both painted one of our nails to bring awareness to the campaign.

 

 

 

 

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As promised, the D’Aguilar Highway between Caboolture and Kilcoy is set to become even safer and more efficient with another major project about to begin, right on the back of the recent upgrades being completed.  Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, announced on the weekend that another new overtaking lane would be built at Woodford between Chambers and Petersen roads.

This project is fully funded as part of the Australian Government’s $16 million Road Safety Improvement project designed to benefit all users of the D’Aguilar Highway and was the direct result of lobbying by then Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy and myself.  Wyatt and I had worked tirelessly to maximise the benefit for our local road users from this $16 million investment. We were confident, through smarter design and project management, we could also fund this second overtaking lane so I thank Minister Chester and the Federal Coalition Government for following through on our original plans.

I am advised the upcoming works near Woodford will include upgrades to the Ironbark Drive and Chambers Road intersections. A tender process will commence shortly and I will keep the community advised as to when construction will commence.

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Andrew Powell MP
Member for Glass House
20 April 2016

Progress results in positive changes along D’Aguilar Highway

The road work inconvenience and traffic disruptions felt by communities living along the D’Aguilar Highway will all be worthwhile when we see the new and improved D’Aguilar Highway unveiled to traffic later this year.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has been closely monitoring progress on the works and is pleased to have feedback from the Department of Transport and Main Roads that various projects along the Highway have been, or are nearing, completion..

“For many years this community has been crying out for improvements and I know just how excited they are to finally see the road works finished and improvements delivered.

“It’s been a long, hard slog to get to this stage but I am sure it will have all been worth it in the end.

Mr Powell is pleased to advise the following projects that have now been completed –

• The new Station Road intersection (previously Gamgee Road east) with the D’Aguilar Highway has opened to traffic.
• Resealing works on the D’Aguilar Highway between Canando Street and Neurum Road at Woodford is completed.
• The Gamgee Road (west) intersection with the D’Aguilar Highway upgrade is complete.

The following works are still in progress –

• Earthworks for road widening on the D’Aguilar Highway between the Gamgee Road (west) intersection and the new Station Road intersection is continuing. This work is scheduled for completion late May 2016, weather permitting.
• Pavement rehabilitation works in the existing westbound lane and the new overtaking lane between R Williams Road and Gamgee Road (west) on the D’Aguilar Highway are currently underway. These works are scheduled for completion mid-2016, weather permitting.
• Work to rehabilitate the pavement at the intersection of Gamgee Road and Meurant Road commenced in mid-April. This work is scheduled to be completed mid-May, weather and construction conditions permitting.

“I have also been advised that the ‘Township Entry Treatments’ (TET) project at Wamuran is scheduled to commence on 26 April 2016, weather permitting and will take approximately one week to complete.

“This project includes changes to the entry speed limit signs and pavement treatments, to highlight to motorists travelling along D’Aguilar Highway that they are entering a lower-speed environment and to encourage them to slow down on their approach, and through the township,” Mr Powell concluded.

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In addition to delivering a long time commitment to reduce speed along the D’Aguilar Highway at County Drive Wamuran, the Member for Glass House is now pleased to announce several more speed reductions that will have a positive impact on the growing communities of Wamuran, D’Aguilar and Woodford.

Andrew Powell has long campaigned for safer road conditions along the D’Aguilar Highway, particularly around the D’Aguilar township itself and near Mary Street in Woodford and he understands these changes will greatly benefit motorists and residents in surrounding neighbourhoods.

“I have been advocating on behalf of these communities to see these safety measures implemented for many years so I am thrilled to see that ‘people-power’ has finally proven successful.

“We have lobbied TMR countless times over the years demonstrating that with the steady growth of population in these areas the speed limit needed to be reduced to minimise the chance of accidents or even worse, fatalities.”

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have advised the following speed reductions will be in force by mid-April weather permitting:

• The speed limit from Neurum Road through to approximately 300m west of the Kilcoy-Beerwah Road intersection (which includes Mary Street, Canando Street, and Old Cove Road) to be reduced from 100km/hr to 80km/hr.
• The speed limit between the D’Aguilar township and the Woodford township to be reduced from 100km/hr to 80km/h.
• The speed limit through the D’Aguilar township to be reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h.

“Decisions to reduce speed limits are not made lightly and I am informed by TMR that they have only made these changes with the safety of our community at the top of their priority list.”

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[ENDS] 31 March 2016

Andrew and Matt Garth

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Thank you for contacting the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on behalf of your constituents, about traffic delays on the D’Aguilar Highway Safety Improvement Project currently underway at Wamuran.

As you would be aware, to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, traffic control and reduced speed limits are currently in place at the project site, and shoulder and lane closures will be required at times.

In response to constituent concerns about long delays, TMR advises on Tuesday 10 November there were longer than usual delays due to the contractor’s excavator machine striking a power line within the work site.

For safety reasons, the D’Aguilar Highway was closed for approximately ten minutes and traffic was re-routed down Gamgee Road on a stop-go traffic control arrangement.

TMR will continue to monitor the queuing lengths during these works to ensure the maximum delay experienced by motorists is no longer than the five minutes.

TMR apologies for any inconvenience caused, and appreciates the continued patience of motorists while works are underway. Constituents can contact the D’Aguilar Highway project team directly on 0409 124 802 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm for information about the project. Further information is also available by accessing TMR’s website at www.tmr.qld.gov.au and searching for ‘D’Aguilar Highway – safety improvements project.’

I trust this information assists you in responding to your constituents. If you require further information, please contact my office on 5451 7055.

Yours sincerely

Program Delivery And Operations | Department of Transport and Main Roads
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Seven years in the making!

Turning the sod on $16 million of upgrades to the D’Aguilar Highway at Gamgee Road, Wamuran.

Huge thanks to my mate Wyatt Roy and his federal colleagues for fully funding this project. Exciting day!!
November 2015 – Update from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on the D’Aguilar Highway Safety Improvement Project (Caboolture to Kilcoy).

Current work includes:
· Constructing a 1.2km overtaking lane (eastbound) between the two Gamgee Road intersections, with a one-metre wide painted centre median
treatment along the length of the overtaking lane to separate opposing traffic lanes.
· Safety improvements at the two Gamgee Road intersections with the D’Aguilar Highway including providing dedicated turning lanes and lighting
at the Gamgee Road east intersection.
· Pavement rehabilitation and drainage improvements for a 2.1km section of highway between the two Gamgee Road intersections.

General working hours near residential areas will be between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, weather permitting. If work is required outside these hours, the project team will contact local residents who may be affected.

Earthworks and vegetation clearing for road widening will take place on the D’Aguilar Highway between the Gamgee Road intersections throughout November and December, weather permitting. To ensure the safety of motorists and workers, traffic control including reduced speed limits, shoulder and lane closures will be required at times.

The Gamgee Road (east) intersection with the D’Aguilar Highway will be relocated east from its current location and will close from mid-November 2015, weather permitting. During this closure, motorists travelling to Gamgee Road will be diverted via Gamgee Road (west) intersection and Station Road (also detailed in the map below).

Every effort will be made to reduce potential construction impacts. At various times local residents and businesses may experience some short term impacts including increased site activity, minor traffic delays, noise, dust and vibration from construction equipment and activities.

 

 

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

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Residents of Wamuran, D’Aguilar, Delaney’s Creek, Mount Mee, Woodford and areas further west live daily with the challenges of the D’Aguilar Highway. Those challenges are nearly at an end. This morning I was with my good friend and Federal Member for Longman, Wyatt Roy, to announce a program of upgrades to this notorious highway.

At the outset please let me thank profusely the federal government, especially Wyatt and the Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss, for their investment of $16 million in these projects. Without that funding, this simply would not be possible. Through the value add of our state Department of Transport and Main Roads, through innovative alignment of project and maintenance funding, our communities will gain so much more than they would have under Labor governments. That is what comes from better planning: better infrastructure.

Wyatt and I have announced upgrades to the intersections with J Lindsay Road and Gamgee Road, partly funded by the state and partly funded by the federal government; upgrades to the intersections with R Williams Road and Gamgee Road, again, partly funded by both governments; and, thanks to Wyatt and the federal government, upgrades to the D’Aguilar Highway between the Gamgee Road intersections that will see a widening and rehabilitation of the road surface and, if detailed design work goes according to plan, most importantly, the addition of an overtaking lane heading east to Wamuran.
On top of this, we also announced an intersection upgrade at Canando Street, Woodford and a visibility and safety improvement project along the length of the highway to Kilcoy.

Detailed design work will commence immediately, tenders let around November and works to start soon after. To the fantastic families (such as Bruce and Helen Gynther and Howard and Jenny Walters) who live and work alongside the D’Aguilar Highway I say thank you for your patience and for your support; the wait is nearly over.

 

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