A field noise measurement program was conducted to assess the performance of a variable height highway noise barrier with and without an acoustic lining material. The barrier site on Interstate I-93 in Andover MA was located adjacent to an acoustically similar unobstructed site. The noise emissions from a common stream of vehicular traffic were measured at both sites simultaneously and compared to evaluate the performance of the barrier. A 1000-foot-long barrier at effective heights of 2.8, 6.8, 10.8 and 14.8 feet was measured and evaluated. Included in the report is the statistical noise data from fourteen measuring systems for each barrier configuration along with spectral data, traffic information and meteorological conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Sonotech Inc., Lincoln, Mass.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Sonotech Incorporated

    Tabor Hill Road
    Lincoln, MA  United States  01773
  • Authors:
    • Rickley, E J
    • Ingard, U
    • Cho, Y C
    • QUINN, R W
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 240 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-78-24, DOT-HS-803-289, Final Report
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2002 12:00AM