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Main Title Potential effectiveness of barriers toward reducing highway noise exposure on a national scale /
Author Plotkin, Kenneth J. ; Kohli, Vijay K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kohli, Vijay K.
CORP Author Wyle Labs./Wyle Research, Arlington, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Arlington, VA. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/550/9-78/309; WR-78-9; EPA-68-01-4374
Stock Number PB-288 109
Subjects Traffic noise. ; Noise pollution.
Additional Subjects Highways ; Noise pollution ; Barriers ; Noise reduction ; Interstate highway system ; Statistical data ; Effectiveness ; Traffic noise ; Noise exposure
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-288 109 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ii, 21 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract Calculations have been performed to assess the potential effectiveness of barriers toward reducing noise exposure from the federal-aid highway system. Noise exposure, in terms of the numbers of people exposed to Ldn greater than 60, 65, 70, and 75 dB, from the primary federal aid system was computed for present traffic flow and projected traffic through the year 2000. Reductions in noise exposure were computed for several scenarios of constructing barriers along urban interstate highways. It was found that significant reduction of noise exposure would require barriers along most of the urban interstate system. The benefit (in terms of reduction of exposed population) per mile of barrier construction was found to be greatest at high noise levels (Ldn greater or equal to 75 dB). It was concluded that barriers would not provide a feasible method for abating noise on a national scale. Their main benefit is to provide relief in extremely noisy local applications.
Notes Prepared by Wyle Laboratories, Wyle Research, Arlington, Va., under contract no. 68-01-4374. Issued July 1978. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
Place Published Washington :
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
PUB Date Free Form 1978.
Series Title Untraced EPA ; 550/9-78-309
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20031208113550
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01216nam 2200313Ka 45020