New Roundabout on the Map for Kingaroy Intersection
On Monday, 21st May, works began on a new roundabout at the D’Aguilar Highway and Rogers Drive intersection in Kingaroy. The infrastructure upgrade is part of the Queensland Government’s Targeted Road Safety program which will aim to improved safety for drivers and the local community.
The project received $1.87 million in funding to enhance the intersection. The roundabout aims to improve safety standards by keeping motorists flowing through the intersection, with a reduction in potential rear-end crashes while vehicles are waiting to turn into Rogers Drive.
Between January 2012 and September 2017, there have been three crashes reported which resulted in five people being taken to hospital and one person receiving medical treatment.
The South Burnett Regional Council will be delivering the upgrade which will take an estimated six months to complete. The project’s construction work will take place on weekdays, Monday to Friday, between 6am and 6pm.
As Rogers Drive is the only road access to the local business precinct, the Government will provide a temporary access route over the construction phase of the project.