Acoustic Effectiveness of Vinyl Fence Noise Walls

The goal of this research is to evaluate the acoustic benefits of vinyl fencing and determine its potential as an alternative to a traditional noise barrier. This research will design, construct and acoustically test a vinyl fence noise barrier and compare the results with Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT's) conventional concrete and fiberglass noise barriers in terms of cost, installation, material characteristics, maintenance, noise, etc.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $296055
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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:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    Burton Planning Services, LLC.

    252 Electric Avenue
    Westerville, OH  United States  43081
  • Principal Investigators:

    Burton, Kimberly

  • Start Date: 20210201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221001
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221001

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01761959
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 34947, 111466, 136141
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2021 11:45AM