Quantification of the Effectiveness and External Noise of Rumble Strip Designs

Rumble strips are a proven safety countermeasure intended to alert drivers when they leave the roadway through the generation of in-vehicle noise and vibration. This project’s goal is to identify rumble strip designs that reduce external noise while maintaining sufficient internal noise and vibration to ensure effectiveness in reducing the potential for crashes. Researchers will perform a case study of transverse rumble strips, survey state departments of transportation on their use of rumble strips, conduct a literature review, and perform field evaluations of existing and new rumble strip designs. The researchers aim to recommend strategies to prioritize the installation of new rumble strip designs based on noise complaints from nearby residents and estimated construction cost and time.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $592263
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      El-Rayes, Khaled

      Chebab, Ghassan

      Ignacio, Ernest-John

    • Start Date: 20211101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01787212
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-245-HS
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 2 2021 12:27PM