EnduroMax panels from Modular Walls were used to build a 2km noise wall along the newly constructed Ballina Bypass in Northern NSW.
Constructed by Modular Walls, the dual purpose wall provides houses backing onto it with a high level of noise attenuation while also serving as a barrier to prevent pedestrians from wandering onto the road.
The 2km long and 2.1m tall structure needed special design work to be undertaken, especially where the wall crossed culverts and bridges. There were several challenges during the execution of the project. In addition to access constraints at several places, heavy machinery wasn’t allowed on the new road surface, and there were time pressures as well.
The wall had to be finished and painted in time for the road opening so the speed of supply and the lightweight nature of EnduroMax modular noise wall panels were clear advantages.
Modular Walls constructed the 2km long noise wall using their EnduroMax (R271) compliant panels. The lightweight nature of the panels meant they could be installed in most cases with only a HIAB truck, eliminating the need for any kind of heavy machinery on the road surface while also addressing the problem of navigating in tight spaces. The installation timeline was comfortably met and the road opened without delay.