Detailed Design For New Kilcoy Creek Bridge Now Complete

Detailed Design For New Kilcoy Creek Bridge Now Complete

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey

New Kilcoy Creek Bridge Won’t Be So Creaky

Victor P Taffa

An 85-year-old timber bridge carrying the D’Aguilar Highway over Kilcoy Creek will be replaced later this year with a new 15-metre-long, 2-lane concrete bridge.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal and Queensland governments were jointly funding the $5.88 Million project under the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

“Around Australia, we are investing in making roads safer to make sure people can get home sooner and safer, as well as boosting productivity.” Deputy Prime Minister McCormack said.

“New bridge will improve road safety, road freight productivity and community connections for local motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.”

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the Kilcoy Creek Bridge was an essential part of the state’s freight network, which is vital for the local, state and national economy.

“Current bridge is becoming costly to maintain and load limits to protect it would significantly impact freight transport and the businesses that rely on road transport.” Minister Bailey said.

“This upgrade will also improve the nearby carpark at Anzac Park at the entrance to Kilcoy with a new turn-around facility and formalised parking bay.”

Minister Bailey confirmed detailed design for the new bridge was complete and tenders for construction would be called in the coming months. Construction is expected to start in mid-2019.

 

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our investments in road projects not only make sure Queenslanders drive on better roads, but also provide an important economic boost and create jobs in communities around the state.” Minister Bailey said.

$5.88 Million new Kilcoy Bridge project is jointly funded, with both the Federal and Queensland governments committing $2.94 Million.