Heavy vehicle by-pass to improve traffic safety in Biloela

Heavy vehicle by-pass to improve traffic safety in Biloela

Published: November 1st 2019

Development of a heavy vehicle by-pass around Biloela continues with recent stages of the project completed.

The heavy vehicle by-pass is needed to provide future road train access from the western sections of Central Queensland to the Port of Gladstone.

When completed it will eliminate the need for heavy vehicles to drive through the heart of Biloela, which includes the CBD and several schools – ultimately improving the safety of residents in the town.

The most recent stage of the project was the widening and resealing of the Teys Australia access on Jambin-Dakenba Road and the construction and realignment of a new high level bridge over Callide Creek.

Council is currently working on widening and resealing sections of Dunn Street in Biloela’s industrial estate, which will form part of the heavy vehicle by-pass.

Banana Shire Mayor Nev Ferrier said there were still small projects that need to be finalised before the entire heavy vehicle by-pass was completed.

“Council has been working in partnership with and liaising with State Development, Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Federal Government to bring this key piece of infrastructure to fruition,” Cr Ferrier said.

“Council is extremely fortunate to have received significant funding from the Federal Government to complete parts of the by-pass and are currently putting together submissions to gain approval and further funding to complete the final few elements of the project.”

The heavy vehicle by-pass will allow for semi-trailers, B-doubles and road trains to travel along the Dawson Highway on the western side of Biloela, onto Dunn Street and then Jambin-Dakenba Road, pass Teys  Australia onto Shepherdsons Road before linking back up with the Dawson Highway east of Biloela.