Effectiveness and External Noise of Transverse Rumble Strip Designs

Transverse rumble strips are constructed to provide a warning for drivers to slow down as they approach an intersection, stop sign, traffic light, work zone, among other areas where speed reduction is necessary. As a vehicle drives over the rumble strips, the noise created in the interior of the car and the vibrations of the vehicle warns drivers of the need to slow down or stop. Recently, a problem came about due to high noise being emitted from vehicles passing over transverse rumble strips US 41 northbound before the intersection with Park Avenue in Highland Park, Illinois. The objective of this project is to identify modifications to the design of current rumble strips at the intersection of US 41 northbound and Park Avenue in Highland Park, Illinois, and at other similar locations to reduce the external noise generated by the transverse rumble strips without compromising their effectiveness.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $36000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • 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:

      Chehab, Ghassan

    • Start Date: 20210901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01780951
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-SP51-HS
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 31 2021 11:20AM