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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, Madison. Div. of Highways.
Marquette UniversityP.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI United States 53201-1881
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
Madison, WI United States 53704
- Sinha, K C
- Wienser, N R
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 196 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic measuring instruments; Acoustics; Attitudes; Berms; Effective sound pressure; Embankments; Freeways; Highway planning; Landscaping; Neighborhoods; Noise; Noise control; Public opinion; Soils; Sound absorption; Sound barrier; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Attenuation; Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Acoustic measurement
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- 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