Tall concrete walls span more than 3 thousand miles of roadway across the US, separating suburban neighborhoods from noisy multi-carriage roads, representing half a century of traffic noise control efforts. While these giant noise barriers have provided acoustic protection for countless homes across the country, they have also inadvertently exacerbated the impact of traffic noise for many hapless citizens.
New technology currently being tested in the field in the United Kingdom shows promise in taking highway noise control to a new level, at long last. Successful demonstration of the noise wall technology could change the future of highway design, and drastically improve quality of life for thousands of people around and the world.
Read more →