Will we be getting some sort of sound wall as the road noise now is bad enough to keep doors and windows closed?
At this stage, Council is considering the environmental impacts associated with an upgrade of the intersection including additional turning lane from the north direction into Cudgen Road, stormwater upgrades including kerb and guttering as well as the installation of additional sewer rising mains through the intersection. These works are being designed by Council so they can be delivered with the intersection upgrade, which is being provided as part of the Tweed Valley Hospital project. Any increase in traffic volumes associated with the proposed Tweed Valley Hospital were considered as part of that development’s State Significant Development application with the NSW Government.
As well, Council is currently in the early phase of the design of the four-laning of Tweed Coast Road between Chinderah and Casuarina. Future required environmental impact assessment of the four-laning would consider associated additional traffic volumes and the potential for associated increased road noise. This assessment will recommend any required operational noise mitigation requirements for adjacent sensitive receivers, which might include measures such as sound walls.