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Local governments, consultants and TxDOT staff use the following tools to prepare materials to comply with the sections of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that address the avoidance and mitigation of traffic noise as the result of roadway projects.

Questions? Contact the Environmental Affairs Traffic Noise Specialist at (512) 416-3025

Title Description Format
Environmental Handbook for Traffic Noise Provides a regulatory background and outlines the steps necessary to comply with the sections of NEPA that address the avoidance and mitigation of traffic noise impact.
Building Barriers to Traffic Noise Brochure Informs the public about noise pollution, how it is measured and what steps are appropriate to mitigate excessive traffic noise.
Construyendo Barreras al Ruido del Trafico Folleto Spanish language brochure of Building Barriers to Traffic Noise brochure.
Examples of Recommended Text for Documenting Traffic Noise Analyses Recommended text to be used when preparing NEPA documents specific to traffic noise
Guidelines for Analysis and Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise Guidance on roadway traffic noise analysis and abatement for federal projects. This guidance describes TxDOT’s implementation of the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration Noise Standard at 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 772.

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