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A Comparison of Traffic Noise From Asphalt Rubber Asphalt Concrete Friction Courses (ARACFC) and Portland Cement
Concrete Pavements (PCCP)
A study was conducted by the Arizona DOT to evaluate the potential poise reduction benefits of using Asphalt Rubber Asphalt Concrete Friction Course (ARACFC) as
an overlay for Portland Cement Concrete...
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A Noise-Absorbing Road Surface made of Poroelastic Asphaltic Concrete
A new road-surface material, called poroelastic asphaltic concrete (PEAC), has been designed with a view to its acoustic properties.  The aim was to achieve the
greatest possible sound absorption in the frequency ranges...
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Bituminous Overlay Reduces Traffic Noise
It’s a little quieter these days next to Crosstown Highway in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Last August, Hennepin County Public Works Department maintenance crews
placed a thin bituminous overlay on...
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Do Road Surfaces with Rubber Give Noise Reductions?
The paper contends that porosity of the surface is responsible for noise reduction and that rubber (dry process) does not directly contribute to noise reduction.  
Reference is made to a new pavement, “poroelastic surface,” under...
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Environmental Noise Analysis - Alta Arden Expressway Resurfacing Project
The acoustical consulting firm of Brown-Buntin Associates, Inc. (BBA) was retained by the Sacramento County Department of Public Works to study Alta Arden
Expressway traffic noise levels before and after paving with rubberized asphalt.  The purpose of this study was to describe...
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Environmental Noise Analysis - Antelope Road Widening Project
The acoustical consulting firm of Brown-Buntin Associates, Inc. (BBA) was retained by the Sacramento County Department of Public Works to study Antelope Road
traffic noise levels before and after paving with rubberized ...
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Environmental Noise Analysis - Rubberized vs. Conventional Asphalt Overlays   Alta Arden Expressway and Bond Road
In late 1994, Sacramento County retained BBA to perform three additional acoustical analyses of the effects of roadway repaving on traffic noise levels.  The first of
these analyses was a return to the Alta Arden Expressway to re-evaluate the noise reduction provided ...
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Highlights of Technical Papers Given at Asphalt-Rubber Conference in Graz, Austria March 16, 1988
This paper includes test data about abatement and other information on the reduction of traffic noise with the use of... Read More

Low Noise Road Surfaces: A State-of-the-Art Review
This paper provides a review of how vehicle noise emission and propagation is influenced by road/street surface design. The review is based partly on the author's own
experiments, partly on information collected from other ...
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Mixed Roadway Surface Noise Measurements Results
The purpose of this study is to determine the difference in noise levels between several different types of asphalt.  The types of asphalt included in this study are:
dense grade asphalt, rubber asphalt (gap graded), rubber ...
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This report covers environmental noise, federal standards, vehicle noise, tires, uniform standards, research, highways, and many ... Read More

Noise Abatement is Also Our Business
Have you noticed how suddenly quiet your car interior becomes when entering a stretch of asphalt pavement?... Read More

Noise Level Reduction through SILENT ASPHALT
Silent asphalt is an extremely elastic road surface consisting of two layers, which can be put on any portative subconstruction and road surface without joints in
thickness of three to eight cm.  The examinations carried out on the silent asphalt test ...
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Noise Level Survey: Forest Street, Wellesley
During June, 1990, Edwards and Kelcey performed a noise level measurements adjacent to Forest Street in Wellesley to document traffic noise levels prior to, and
after, a...
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Noise Reduction with Asphalt-Rubber
Numerous noise level studies in the U.S. and abroad prove use of Asphalt-Rubber as the binder in Asphalt-Rubber hot mix reduces traffic noise levels dramatically.  
This phenomenon was first noted...
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Noise Study: Asphalt Rubber Pavement
Report on an investigation to evaluate traffic generated noise levels associated with rubberized asphalt pavement surfacing projects compared to noise levels
generated on asphalt pavement.  The report contains...
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Report on the Status of Rubberized Asphalt Traffic Noise Reduction in Sacramento County
The purpose of this report is to document the effectiveness of rubberized asphalt as a traffic noise mitigation measure.  Rubberized asphalt is a bituminous mix,
consisting of blended aggregates, recycled rubber and binding agents.  The rubber is often obtained from...
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Silent Asphalt
Bitumen with highly elastomeric additives belongs to the so-called “second generation” of bonding materials-bitumens, which have been modified with the help of denied
additives in order to improve certain characteristics ...
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Sound Level Survey, Phoenix, Arizona: Letter to Joe Cano
Results of a noise level survey conducted on a city street comparing noise levels for a gap graded asphalt rubber hot mix (GG-ARHM) to a chip seal.  The GG-ARHM
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Sound Level Survey, Tucson, Arizona: Letter to Gene Morris
Presents the results of a noise level survey conducted on a freeway comparing noise levels for an open graded asphalt rubber hot mix (OG-ARHM) to a concrete
surface.  The GG-ARHM was ...
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Summary of C.K. Preus Report,  November 28, 1972
A series test sections were set up, five on Bituminous Surface and five on concrete surfaces.  Noise emissions were measured 25 feet from the road ... Read More
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