Traffic Noise Resources
Noise Impact Analysis
A noise impact analysis report was prepared for the entire Milepost 320-326 corridor from the Route 29 Interchange (Milepost 320) to the Valley Forge Interchange (Milepost 326). This report describes the methodology and presents the findings of the traffic noise study conducted for the full-depth reconstruction project of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. The full-depth reconstruction project will convert the existing four-lane roadway with a 10-foot median to a six-lane typical section with a 26-foot median. The purpose of the traffic noise study is (1) to determine if project-related noise impacts will occur and (2) to determine whether noise abatement for affected areas in the form of sound barriers or other mitigation measures would be warranted, feasible, and reasonable, based upon Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) criteria as utilized by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC).
Noise Impact Analysis Report
The Noise Impact Analysis Report is a large file (approximately 43MB). Depending on your internet connection, downloading time will vary.
Recommended Sound Barrier Locations
This section provides direct access to the maps that show recommended sound barrier locations throughout the Mileposts 320-326 project area without having to download the entire Noise Analysis Report. Sheets 1 through 5 pertain to this project and sheets 6 and 7 pertain to the Milepost 324-326 project.
- Sheet 1
- Sheet 2
- Sheet 3
- Sheet 4
- Sheet 5
In September 2011, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission met with impacted property owners in the project area to determine whether or not they wanted a sound barrier and if so, the preferred color and texture of the barrier facing the community. View the results at the link below.
Sound Barrier Community Meetings
Please use the Contact Us page to communicate with the project team.