Pacific Hwy Upgrade - Nambucca Heads to Urunga (NH2U)

Roads and Maritime Services

Nambucca Heads, NSW

Scope of Work

Low Noise Diamond Grinding

  • Supply of traffic control
  • Flush Grinding and Grooving (Low Noise)
  • Conventional Diamond Grinding
  • Ride and Texture Depth analysis
  • Construction of settlement ponds and restoration


Implementation of new software that can capture texture depth of the ground pavement. Final surface levels of around 20 NAASRA Providing a surface that has the Noise levels similar SMA 10


July 2018 – September 2018

m2 Low Noise Diamond Grinding
m2 Conventional Diamond Grinding
Total Project Man Hours
The results of the low-noise diamond grinding trial on the Nambucca Heads to Urunga project are consistent with the former trial on the Hunter Expressway undertaken in 2014. Not only is the noise result equivalent to the asphalt surface, it is likely to have better acoustic durability. NSW road noise policy has been updated to include NGCS, called LNDG in Australia, and our policy documents are evolving to recognize improved surfacing techniques with more emphasis on the whole of life performance
Peter Carson, Senior Project Manager, Roads and Maritime Services