The NSW Minister for Planning approved the Pacific Highway upgrade at Banora Point on 26 February 2009.
The Banora Point upgrade project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
The upgrade extends over approximately 2.5 kilometres from the northern end of Barneys Point bridge to the southern end of the Tweed Heads bypass.
RMS and the alliance would like to thank the community for their patience during the planning, design and construction of the upgrade. The project was opened to traffic in September 2012.
Finishing works including the removal of the project site office and community information centre, completing the shared user path and opening the highway to three lanes south of Barneys Point were completed in October 2012.
Operational noise monitoring
As part of the projects conditions of approval, operational noise monitoring will take place in early 2013.
The monitoring will be done outside of public and school holiday period. Noise monitoring during this period will be conducted at representative locations in line with pre-construction monitoring undertaken in 2007 and 2009.
A report will be prepared when the monitoring is completed and when finalised, the project team will organise community information session to discuss the outcomes of the noise monitoring. The project team will also contact any impacted residents and the report will also be available on the project website.