Old wall delays start of Canberra Avenue noise walls

20 December 2012

A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson today said the discovery of an old retaining wall had delayed the building of noise walls on Canberra Avenue at Queanbeyan.

"The NSW Government has committed $3.25 million this financial year to build the noise walls and install other traffic noise reduction measures for residents living along Canberra Avenue," the RMS spokesperson said.

"The old retaining wall was found buried on the western side of the project area when the site was being cleared in preparation for the start of work in November.

"The discovery delayed the finalisation of design plans for the noise walls while extra geotechnical investigations were carried out.

"Work was carried out to determine the extent of the structure and any impact it would have on the new noise walls. This required the readjustment of the design for the noise wall footings in the area.

"Completion of the detailed design for the noise walls is expected in January 2013, with work to start soon after.

"The noise walls are expected to be completed by late 2013, weather permitting," the spokesperson said.

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