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July 1, 2002

Highway noise

Wroth Wall believes RTA is responsible for repaving highway to cut noise
Colinís point was that we should insist that if they do repave, that they use
the lowest noise bitumen and not the cheaper noisier bitument option. Lighting
outcome at Tyagarah interchange not satisfactory. Waiting for RTA to contact us
regarding additional screening plantings

Joel stood between north and southbound lanes and listened to
traffic noise. Car traveling south on the bitumen were far quieter than
cars traveling north on the concrete. This is a very simple experiment
& is really worth trying. Also, the nature of the noice is different.
The smooth bitumen creates a fairly soft less intrusive noise, while
the concrete creates an uncomfortable intrustive whine. The difference
was so marked that I subjectively felt some cars on the concrete
sounded louder than semi trailers on the bitumen. Of course what we really
want is a resurface of the northbound lanes using the low noise bitumen and to
campaign to have freight moved to rail not road.


Posted at July 1, 2002 12:00 AM

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