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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    Bypass plans clear the air in Kilcoy

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Paul Lucas

    Thursday, June 21, 2007

    Bypass plans clear the air in Kilcoy

    Plans for a proposed bypass, which would remove livestock trucks from the centre of Kilcoy, are now on display for public comment.

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Paul Lucas, said the proposed Kilcoy bypass has the support of the local council and would enhance the town’s country charm.

    “The D’Aguilar Highway bypass will clear the air and leave Kilcoy smelling sweeter by driving trucks bound for the local abattoir out of the centre of town.

    “$20 million has been allocated to move forward on the planning and detailed investigation of the bypass.

    “We want to get it right – that’s why I’m encouraging the community to get involved and let us know what they think of the plans.

    “More than 5,500 vehicles snake through Kilcoy everyday, the bypass will reduce traffic in the centre of town and many of the odours associated with transporting livestock.”

    Mr Lucas said the proposed bypass would involve the construction of a new interchange on the D'Aguilar Highway west of Saleyard Road and a new two-lane bypass and bridge connecting the interchange to Hope Street.

    “It would also deliver an upgrade of the Mary Street intersection and improve flood immunity on the highway.

    "The total cost of the project will hinge on community views on the exact route of the bypass but work could start in late 2010 and is expected to take twelve months to complete.

    “I’d like to thank the council and member for Nanango, Dorothy Pratt, for their input and assistance with the bypass project,” Mr Lucas said.

    The proposed bypass designs can be viewed at the Kilcoy Memorial Hall and Kilcoy Cultural Centre until Saturday 23 June.

    Plans can also be seen on line at

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