Oxley Highway Port Macquarie Noise Monitoring Started

Oxley Highway Port Macquarie Noise Monitoring Started

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has started operational noise monitoring as part of the Oxley Highway upgrade from Wrights Road to the Pacific Highway at Port Macquarie.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said monitoring is carried out to compare actual noise from the upgrade which opened to traffic one year ago against the predicted noise levels outlined in the project’s environmental impact statement.

“RMS wants to make sure nearby residents have the most appropriate noise mitigation measures at their homes to minimise disturbances from traffic,” Mrs Williams said.

“In coming weeks, specialist noise consultant AECOM will carry out noise assessments at 11 locations along the bypass.

“Noise is monitored with a device which collects data to determine levels and how they compare against the project’s noise targets,” Mrs Williams.

“The performance and effectiveness of noise mitigation measures already provided will then be reviewed and the need for other reasonable and possible mitigation measures will be examined.

“After the data is collected and analysed an operational noise report will be prepared and released later this year,” Mrs Williams said.

The Oxley Highway upgrade opened in February last year and noise monitoring will continue to be carried out throughout the next 10 years to ensure noise levels meet the project’s target.

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