Study on highway noise
ROADS and Maritime have confirmed a report investigating noise impacts of the Richmond River to Ballina Bypass section of the Pacific Highway upgrade would be made public in the coming months.
In part, the report would help inform the investigation about a potential change to low noise pavement in this area.
The change was flagged at a meeting in February between the RMS and concerned residents at Meerschaum Vale where the highway was planned to encroach part of the rural village.
In its September community update, the RMS said the report would guide the development’s next steps in terms of mitigation by providing an understanding of the noise levels expected to be generated during the operation of the new highway.
The report would also detail a list of residential properties eligible for a range of at-house noise treatment.
Once the new highway is up and running, the project team was expected to conduct further noise monitoring to assess noise mitigation measures.