Noise Model-To-Monitor Case Study

When a noise wall is constructed, Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT's) Office of Environmental Services (OES) does not know if the noise wall met the expectations of the noise analysis that was conducted at the site. Currently, ODOT prepares a noise model and analysis without performing pre or post construction noise measurements. Evidence suggests the current model overpredicts actual noise levels from heavy trucks. The goal of this research is to improve the accuracy of ODOT's existing noise modeling methods using an actual Type 2 noise wall construction project. This will be done by conducting a noise model-to-monitor case study and using the results of the modeling and monitoring to improve the accuracy of ODOT's existing noise modeling methods and analyses.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $265000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Nye, Kelly

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ohio University, Athens

    Athens, OH  United States  45701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sperry, Benjamin

  • Start Date: 20190729
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211029
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712663
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 33809, 135972, 109463
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2019 3:02PM