EFFECT OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ON URBAN AREA NOISE LEVELS

THE EXTENSIVE NOISE MEASUREMENT PROGRAM CARRIED OUT BEFORE AND AFTER CONSTRUCTION OF I-64 THROUGH A SUBURBAN AREA OF LOUISVILLE HAS DEMONSTRATED SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT FACTS ABOUT URBAN TRAFFIC NOISE. THE EFFECT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HIGHWAY HAS BEEN TO REMOVE TRUCKS AND A LARGE NUMBER OF AUTOMOBILES FROM THE CROSS STREETS AND THOROUGHFARES OF THE STUDY AREA AND TO CONCENTRATE THIS TRAFFIC ON THE NEW FACILITY. NOISE LEVELS EXCEEDING THE ACCEPTABLE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY HEALTH AGENCIES HAVE BEEN CREATED WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. APPARENTLY, LITTLE LOCAL PUBLIC OR OFFICIAL NOTICE IS BEING TAKEN OF NOISE LEVELS IN THE STUDY AREA, AS DEMONSTRATED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO NEW HOSPITALS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE NEW FREEWAY. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Heer, J E
    • Hagerty, D J
    • Knadler, D J
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00228440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM