This review attempts to assess the overall suitability of some of the major noise barrier systems now available. The main requirements of noise barriers are outlined and some of the contending systems, ranging from simple wooden fencing through to sophisticated systems of sound-absorbing barriers and single aspect housing, are assessed within this framework of requirements. The major advantages and disadvantages, including the estimated cost of each type, are summarised in tabular form. Actual cost will depend upon such factors as the size of fencing contract, availability of materials and accessibility of site. Typical costs seem to be in the found30-found35 per metre run range. The paper is not intended to furnish the highway engineer with a series of ready-made designs, hence the deliberate omission of detailed sketches. The aim is to try and bring to his notice the wide variety of materials and methods available for the alleviation of traffic noise problems. (a) /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, G M
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-16
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM