ROAD SURFACINGS AND NOISE REDUCTION

VEJBELAEGNINGER OG STOEJREDUKTION

In relation to close textured asphalt concrete as reference, porous surfacing achieves 4 dB(A) noise reduction. This figure refers to new surfacings. Traffic volume would have to be reduced by 60% to achieve same effect. The porous surfacing has 8-12 mm max aggregate size and 20-25% voids. It must be at least 4 cm thick. The cost is about 20% higher since polymer modified bitumen is used. No Danish experience is as yet available concerning durability. Apart from noise reduction, porous surfacings have good friction, no aquaplaning, reduced spray. The free-draining effect may complicate winter maintenance. This type of surfacing can be used to reduce noise in towns. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875360.

Language

  • Danish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 41-4
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 723

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM