Noise Monitoring and Modeling
The study included noise monitoring at 13 locations along the roadway. The data collected from these 13 locations has helped to develop†a more precise†model of noise levels at 1.2 metres above ground level and 2 metres inside the property line of houses in the study area. Modeling noise at these specific coordinates is part of Alberta Transportationís policy, to ensure that noise modeling conditions are the same for everyone, resulting in fair, accurate data.
The computer noise model used existing traffic conditions as well as incorporated future projected traffic conditions to see what noise impacts could be under various conditions.