Oxley Highway upgrade noise monitoring complete

Oxley Highway upgrade noise monitoring complete

14 May 2014

Roads and Maritime Services has released a noise monitoring report as part of the Oxley Highway upgrade from Wrights Road to the Pacific Highway which opened in May 2012.

The Post Construction Noise Assessment Report, carried out last year, compared actual noise from the upgrade against the project’s targets.

“Roads and Maritime aims to minimise the impact of noise on nearby residents as much as possible,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“Independent sound specialist AECOM measured noise, traffic volumes and speed, road alignment and surface, landscape as well as reflections from buildings and roadside barriers, along the six kilometre stretch of highway.

“The effectiveness of existing measures to reduce noise was considered in the review, along with the need for other reasonable solutions.”

The report confirms last year’s noise levels at the majority of properties are in accordance with the agency’s Environmental Noise Management Manual.

A small number of properties have been identified as being eligible for new measures to reduce the impact of noise and those residents have been contacted.

Roads and Maritime appreciates local residents’ patience during preparation of this report which is available on the Oxley Highway upgrade project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/oxley.

The upgrade has provided a four lane divided road between Port Macquarie and the Pacific Highway, improving road safety and traffic flow as well as reducing travel times.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit 8588 5999

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