INVENTORY AND PRIORITY RATING OF POTENTIAL TYPE II NOISE-ABATEMENT SITES IN GEORGIA

Type II abatement is a federal-aid project for noise abatement on highway sections that have existing noise impacts and are not part of proposed federal-aid construction or reconstruction. The Federal-Aid Highway Manual lists three basic requirements for type II abatement: an inventory of potential type II sites within the state, a list of these sites in order of priority, and a detailed design noise study report. The first two are given in this paper, and the design noise study report will be performed on a project-by-project basis. The greatest number of sites was found in the Atlanta metropolitan area. They were put in order of priority by using four criteria: present noise level, estimated cost per dwelling for abatement, existence of the dwelling before or after building of the highway, and public involvement. Categories were used instead of a rigid priority list in order to allow some flexibility in the order in which abatement projects are carried out. The categories were arranged in 10 site groups; priorities ranged from category 1 (highest) to category 5 (lowest). (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 46-50
  • Monograph Title: Environmental issues in transportation: Analysis, Noise, and Air Quality
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309032032
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM