Good Neighbor Privacy Fence

Privacy fencing which is typically 6 to 8 feet in height is a lightweight, non-engineered installation which is not designed to provide noise mitigation. In keeping with NJDOTs Good Neighbor Program, for locations where noise barriers are not required or feasible, privacy fencing can provide a visual screen between the homeowner and the highway. This visual and physical screening has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for people living adjacent to highways. Commercially available privacy fencing made of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or thin precast concrete panels can provide an aesthetically pleasing visual screen for both the property owner and the highway user. These fences typically are made as "good neighbor fences" where both sides are visually the same with no front or back. With minor component modifications both PVC and concrete fences are low maintenance installations with an expected life of 25 to 50 years. The installed cost on NJDOT projects of 6 feet high privacy fencing is estimated at $60 per feet for PVC and $125 per feet for concrete. It is envisioned that for the majority of installations, PVC will be the fence material of choice. For locations where the fencing is set close to the roadway and where a high volume of traffic is present, thin panel concrete fencing should be considered.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 612p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NJ-2003-014
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2005 2:00PM