Assessment and mitigation of community noise impacts from major highway projects-a proponent's approach

Authors

  • C.W. Wakefield Wakefield Acoustics Ltd., #301-2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G5
  • M.J. Kent Wakefield Acoustics Ltd., #301-2250 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G5

Keywords:

Computer simulation, Graphic methods, Highway planning, Project management, Retrofitting, Transportation, Community noise, Mitigation, Noise impacts, Noise levels

Abstract

The assessment and mitigation of community noise impacts from major highway projects are discussed. The Ministry of Transportation (MoT) policy for noise impacts at residences contains a mitigation eligibility scale which permits larger project related noise increases where pre-project noise levels are lower. The graphical representation of the revised MoT noise policy is also presented. It is found that an average noise environment of 55 dBA or less is fully compatible with residential land use.

Published

2004-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Wakefield C, Kent M. Assessment and mitigation of community noise impacts from major highway projects-a proponent’s approach. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.12];32(3):52-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1623

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada