A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF EARTHEN ATTENUATION DEVICES IN REDUCING NOISE AND IMPROVING PRIVACY IN NEIGHBORHOODS ADJACENT TO URBAN FREEWAYS

The use of earth berms as a method of attenuating highway noise pollution into adjacent residential neighborhoods has become more prevalent throughout the country. The purpose of this paper is to compare and assess, the measured and calculated attenuations obtained from these sound berms, and also to assess the perceived effects of selected berms on adjacent residential neighborhoods by means of an attitudinal survey. Recommendations for the future development of sound attenuation devices are made in five areas of highway responsibility: Planning, Design, Construction, Landscaping/Maintenance, and Future Research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, Madison. Div. of Highways.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Marquette University

    P.O. Box 1881
    Milwaukee, WI  USA  53201-1881

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 3502 Kinsman Boulevard
    Madison, WI  USA  53704
  • Authors:
    • Sinha, K C
    • Wienser, N R
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 196 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WI-11-0002-74-6
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM