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Council continues work on alternate northern route to SH17

THE $3.3 million upgrade of Gregors Creek Road, an alternate route to the northern section of State Highway 17 (Brisbane Valley Highway), is on track to be completed by May next year.

Published: October 18th 2019

THE $3.3 million upgrade of Gregors Creek Road, an alternate route to the northern section of State Highway 17 (Brisbane Valley Highway), is on track to be completed by May next year.

The project to widen and strengthen the road between Toogoolawah and Kilcoy is being funded by Somerset Regional Council and the Federal Government.

The road is 6.5km shorter than the SH17 route that connects the two townships.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the project would provide motorists with a clear alternative to the substandard highway.

“Statistics show about 3,000 vehicles a day use SH17 near Harlin, and some parts of the state highway are seeing nearly 11,000 vehicles a day,” Cr Lehmann said.

“It’s not just us saying SH17 is substandard – independent consulting engineering firm GHD has confirmed the sealed shoulders on the state highway do not meet safe design standards.”

Find the full GHD report here: https://bit.ly/339uPY0.

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