Noise barriers for busy road needed, Campbell says


MP calls on Victorian Government to install noise barriers in Melbourne's north-west due to increasing truck noise

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | September 17, 2012

Pascoe Vale MP Christine Campbell is calling on the Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder to install noise barriers on the Western Ring Road in Melbourne’s north-west due to increasing truck noise.

Those living near the freeway in Glenroy are suffering from sleep disruption due to increasing traffic noise, particularly from trucks, Campbell says.

"Overnight traffic volumes have increased and will continue to increase, particularly when the fruit and vegetable market moves to Epping," Campbell says.

"Daytime traffic noise spoils recreation in the Glenroy Valley’s open space, wetlands and walking and cycling paths.

"Trucks and cars will be closer to homes when the new lanes are opened."

Campbell wants "equal" treatment for the north-western suburbs, saying other parts of Victoria have had noise walls installed since widening of roads.

"The minister for roads needs to ensure that noise walls are built alongside the Western Ring Road, particularly along the valley between Gowanbrae and Glenroy, to ensure that the quality of life of residents in my electorate and surrounding electorates is not affected and that there is equality with other parts of Victoria."

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