The Federal Highway Administration's "Procedures for Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise and Construction Noise" requires that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Bureau of Environmental Analysis (BEA) analyze expected noise impacts and abatement measures for undeveloped lands for which development is planned, designed, and programmed. To satisfy federal requirements to evaluate undeveloped land on which development is planned, while also minimizing disruptions in the roadway design process, a procedure was initiated to maintain thorough, early, and periodic coordination with affected municipalities during the noise study process. This procedure includes the identification of proposed residential developments during the preparation of the Final Noise Study (FNS) and before completion of roadway construction. Generally, early detection of proposed residential developments eliminates problems for NJDOT-Design Units and the NJDOT-BEA Noise Group caused by the recommendation of barriers for previously unknown housing developments after approval of the FNS. Detecting proposed residential developments late in the design study phase could possibly lead to delays in the approval of the FNS or to a significant redesign of the project.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Current environmental research in transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00495455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309049512
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM