There are many approaches to assessing and mitigating noise and vibration effects from the construction and operation of new or upgraded roads, highways, bridges and light rail infrastructure. Assessment and mitigation measures focus on sensitive receptors such as residents, hospitals, schools, daycares, research facilities, impacted industrial facilities, and wildlife including birds, bats and fish. Noise and vibration assessments conducted in Canada rely on standards developed in other jurisdictions that are not necessarily appropriate for domestic conditions.
The major objectives of this project are to:
Key tasks would include:
The final deliverable would be a synthesis of best practices for noise and vibration assessment and mitigation. It would reference PIARC’s Global Road Noise Policies and Criteria Database, and be scoped to minimize overlap with TAC’s Canadian Guide for Greener Roads.