1604 Sound Wall Project

Report
LOOP 1604
(FM 471 – FM 1957)
Noise Workshop
February 5, 2015
Loop 1604 Noise Workshop
Loop 1604
AT: Villages of Westcreek
BEXAR COUNTY
NOISE WORKSHOP MEETING
February 5, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Loop 1604 Noise Workshop
Villages of Westcreek Club House
Noise Workshop Agenda
 Presentation
 Open House – View exhibits/questions and comments at tables
 Leave vote with staff or mail/fax
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Loop 1604 Proposed Noise Wall Layout (overview)
North
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Loop 1604 Proposed Noise Wall Layout
North
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Loop 1604 Proposed Noise Wall Layout
North
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Typical Cross-Section
To
6’
6’
SDWLK
Proposed
Noise
Wall
Average
Height 8’-11’
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VARIES - 170’ AVERAGE
15’
Lane
12’
Lane
12’
Lane
4’
S
H
L
D
South Bound
Frontage Road
10’
SHLD
2 - 12’ LANES
South Bound
Main Lanes
4’
S
H
L
D
Centerline
14’
Minimum
Offset
As Per
17’
Subdivision
4.5’ Average
Plat
LOOP
1604
Loop 1604 Typical Section
Near Westcreek Oaks Drive
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Conceptual Cross-Section
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Conceptual Cross-Section
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Noise Wall Concept
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“Hill Country Theme” Noise Wall
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Steel inserts for Utility Pole
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Back of Wall and Fence
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Pros and Cons
 Pros
• Noise walls could reduce (but not eliminate) traffic noise
• Noise walls provide sense of privacy
 Cons
Noise walls could result in:
• Restricted views
• Feelings of confinement
• Loss of air circulation, sunlight and night lighting
• Difficulty growing grass, shrubs, or gardens due to wall
blocking sunlight
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Exhibits
 Cross-Sections
 Plan View
 Wall Profiles
 Architectural Details
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Noise Wall Vote
 Recommendations are based on TxDOT guidelines based on 23 CFR 772
(Code of Federal Regulations) and Federal Highway Administration Policy and
Guidance for Highway Traffic Noise Analysis and Abatement
 No noise barrier will be constructed without the approval, by simple majority
vote of the owners of property adjacent to the proposed noise barriers
 Each qualifying owner is allowed one vote
 Please Give us Your Comments as well as your Vote!! Please turn in your
ballet and comment forms by Sunday, February 15, 2015.
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Closing Remarks
Thank You!
Please Give us Your Comments as well as your Vote!!
Please turn in your ballet and comment forms by
Sunday, February 15, 2015.
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