Noise report published for Woolgoolga to Glenugie Pacific Highway upgrade

01 August 2019

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

Roads and Maritime Services Director Northern 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 at the same time, traffic counts were 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," she said.

"The assessment found operational noise levels closely matched the predicted noise levels on the project.

"As part of this assessment, three properties were identified for further noise mitigation treatment.

"Project staff will be contacting individual property owners to discuss their options."

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

The report is available on the Pacific Highway Upgrade project website or by contacting Roads and Maritime on 131 782.




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