Tintenbar to Ewingsdale - Pacific Highway upgrade

The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway upgrade is about 17 kilometres in length starting at the northern end of the Ballina bypass at Ross Lane and extending to the Ewingsdale interchange.

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale project - aerial view

Updates and announcements

Post construction operational noise report

The Post-Construction Operational Noise Report for the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade is now available.  

Operational noise

Roads and Maritime Services engaged GHD to carry out the post-construction operational noise assessment.

Noise monitoring was carried out during August 2016 at various locations throughout the project to compare actual noise levels against the predicted noise levels used in the project design. The monitoring also examined the effectiveness of mitigation measures in place to determine if further action was needed.

The assessment found operational noise levels closely match the predicted noise levels across all locations on the project and meet the EPA’s Environmental Criteria for Road Traffic Noise for new freeways. No further mitigation measures are required.

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

Project snapshot

  • Contractors:  Lend Lease
  • Form of contract: Design and construct contract
  • Start date of major construction: September 2012
  • Completion: Open to traffic March 2016
  • Project value: $922.7 million.

Key features

  • Interchanges for motorists to safely enter and exit the highway
  • A four lane divided road, with a wide median allowing for the future addition of a third lane in each direction when required
  • A motorway standard highway with a 110 km/h speed limit and no access for traffic between interchanges
  • Separated local traffic and highway traffic by providing a continuous alternative local road link between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale for school buses and motorists who do not wish to use the upgraded highway.

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