Recently FHWA initiated a pilot demonstration project in noise-compatible development. Site visits were made to two locations (Oakdale, Minnesota, and Bradenton/Manatee County, Florida) to offer technical assistance in both estimation of future noise levels and consideration of noise in land use planning and development decisions. Based on local data of traffic, speed limits, and the percentage of truck travel, noise contours were produced for all major highway facilities in both areas. In addition, planning techniques for considering noise were discussed, as were the legal aspects regarding noise and zoning. Based on these pilot projects, it was concluded that the information provided was useful to the local communities, and that technical assistance from the federal and state levels is critical to the effectiveness of noise-compatible development.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 18-21
  • Monograph Title: Issues in transportation noise mitigation: highway and railway studies
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM