How Highway Noise Barriers Can Make Traffic Louder – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar.

Highway noise barriers are intended to reduce traffic sounds for nearby residents and businesses. And there are over 3,000 miles of these walls lining U.S. highways. However, recent studies show they might not work as well as intended. And could actually be amplifying noise in some locations.

Further reading:


Federal Highway Administration


Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Smithsonian Mag

Sound Walls

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