HIGHWAY NOISE ABATEMENT MEASURES: 1994 SURVEY OF PRACTICE. INTERIM REPORT

The potential environmental impact of noise pollution from highway facilities has become a difficult problem to solve for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) planners and design engineers. Noise mitigation for projects can greatly increase their costs and public opposition. Additional right-of-way acquisition in urban areas is often cost prohibitive which limits design alternatives. Highway noise walls are a design solution that fits most transportation agency needs. The research is focused upon a survey of practice sent to all state transportation agencies, Puerto Rico, and Ontario, Canada to determine their success and failures with noise abatement design issues such as policy, material selection, maintenance, aesthetics, acoustics, community participation and construction. Examples from transportation agencies and literature will show noise abatement projects in the United States, Canada and Europe. A list of available noise abatement systems and computer software for analysis and design are included in this report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Highway Planning and Operations for the Dallas District, Phase III. Published November 1994; revised June 1995 and September 1995.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051
  • Authors:
    • Storey, B B
    • Godfrey, S H
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TX-95/1994-4, Res Rept 1994-4, TTI: 7-1994
  • Contract Numbers: Study 7-1994
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1996 12:00AM