Pacific Highway noise report released

The operational noise compliance report for the Woolgoolga to Glenugie Pacific Highway upgrade is now available.

Roads and Maritime Services Northern Director Anna Andrews said the agency engaged specialist noise consultants to carry out the assessment, after the 26 kilometre upgrade progressively opened to traffic from August 2017.

“Noise monitoring was carried out during May and June 2018 at various locations along the project alignment, to compare actual noise levels against the predicted levels used in the project design,” Ms. Andrews said.

“This involved placing an automated noise logger at 14 locations to continuously measure noise levels for approximately two weeks, with some physical monitoring also carried out at each location.”

Ms. Andrews said traffic counts were also taken at 12 locations to measure vehicle volumes and speed.

“The monitoring results were used to examine noise mitigation currently in place, and to determine if further measures are required,” Ms. Andrews said.

“The assessment found operational noise levels closely matched the predicted noise levels on the project and as part of the assessment, three properties were identified for further noise mitigation treatment.”

The noise report has been reviewed by the NSW EPA and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to ensure regulatory requirements have been met.

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