Noise reducing asphalts: a priority issue for the Region of Waterloo

Four asphalt mixes were placed to conduct the noise testing: rubber-modified open friction course, rubber-modified open graded course, stone mastic asphalt and hot mix HL-3. The purpose of the testing was to measure the noise characteristics of the different asphalt mixes in order to conclude whether there was a noise reduction benefit associated with the special mixes that would warrant their use in urban noise-sensitive areas to reduce or eliminate the need for other noise mitigation measures, including noise walls. Noise level test results have indicated that the special premium pavement mixes do achieve a reduction in measured noise. The reduced noise levels are attributable to a reduction in the duration of exposure to noise observed with the special open-graded mixes.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 25p
  • Monograph Title: Transportation: investing in our future: 2005 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada, 18-21 September, Calgary, Alberta: proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01387660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781551872064
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 12:18AM