Clear, Open-Top Noise Barriers Help Ontario Ministry of Transportation Maintain View from Highway While Limiting Noise Pollution
Installation of the barriers was completed in the winter of 2010. They will help to provide residents with mitigation from construction noise while the state-of-the-art road is completed. The clear panels have noise reduction characteristics that are comparable to concrete panels.
“The local residents are very pleased with the protection the new barriers offer between their homes and the roadway, while still being aesthetically pleasing,” said Regan. “We look forward to an even greater response when more people are spending time outdoors in the summer months.”
The noise barrier sheet has been used in transparent noise barriers along roads and railroads around the world for more than 30 years. Installations totaled more 4 million square feet worldwide in 2010. Domestically the sheet has been featured on scores of projects including the Miami-Dade Expressway in Florida, Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge connecting Maryland and Virginia, and for multiple walls in East and New Brunswick, New Jersey.
This article was contributed on behalf of Evonik Cyro LLC, which manufacturers PARAGLAS SOUNDSTOP.
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