Reducing traffic noise for residents in Menai
21 January 2019
Menai residents living near a busy section of Alfords Point Road will enjoy less noise with the NSW Government installing a new wall to reduce traffic disturbance.
The project is being delivered by Roads and Maritime Services as part of the Noise Abatement Program.
Roads and Maritime Services will be installing the noise wall in the northbound verge of Alfords Point Road, just past the intersection with Old Illawarra Road at Menai.
The noise wall is around 318 metres long and six metres high. The texture and colour of the noise wall fits in with the local landscape, is low maintenance and discourages graffiti and vandalism.
This noise mitigation treatment will be good news for the community in Menai, where there is often very high traffic noise from this busy stretch of Alfords Point Road.
Work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday, and during the night from 8pm to 5am from Sunday to Thursday, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.
Work to install the noise wall will start in March and is expected to take around 12 months to complete.
Traffic control and lane closures will also be in place for the safety of workers and motorists. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
The Noise Abatement Program addresses traffic noise impacts from State roads in NSW, funded by the NSW Government and delivered by Roads and Maritime.
For more details on this Program, visit the Noise abatement program page.