Community feedback results in change to Princes Highway noise walls
2 October 2014
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced that the height of the noise walls proposed as part of the $329 million Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong will be reduced as a result of community feedback.
“The original noise walls were three metres high but after consulting with the community, the height has now been revised to two metres,” Mr Ward said.
“Roads and Maritime Services listened to individual feedback from nearby residents as part of the commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes for the community from the upgrade.
“Additional noise monitoring was carried out and the results showed the reduced height will still be effective in providing the required level of noise protection but with the least possible visual impact.
“Noise walls act as a buffer between the highway and nearby properties, shielding them from highway noise,” he said.
“The new noise walls will be built in two sections.
“The northern section will be about 330 metres long and the southern section will be about 435 metres.
“The walls will be painted dark grey and landscaped on both sides.
“Work to install the noise walls is expected to start mid-October and take about three months to complete, weather permitting,” Mr Ward said.
For more information on the Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong, please go to the website at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/gu.
MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358
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