NOISE QUALITY ANALYSES

The outline of a noise program is presented, the Federal Highway Administration's Noise Standards are reviewed, and the measurement of sound, the preparation of a noise study, and measures for noise reduction are discussed. Factors included in sound measurements are listed and equipment for sound measurements and evaluations are described. A noise study should be prepared during the location stage for all alternatives for each highway project. The study should evaluate existing and predicated noise environments, their relation to design noise levels, the location where abatement measures must be employed, the description and analysis of alternate solutions, and the recommendations for final designs. Items which should be included in a tabular summary of a noise report are listed. Noise reduction measures outlined here include the following: barriers, plantings structures, earth mound, porous walls, and sound proofing of structures. Information that should be included in an environmental impact summary are: quantities and types of land uses potentially affected by noise; extent of impact in decibels; possible abatement measures; proposals for abatement; and exceptions to the design noise levels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the twenty-ninth annual Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Hitchcock Hall 470
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Carpenter, W A
    • Worl, S D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00127896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM