Noise Wall

Noise Wall -> Noise Barrier

A noise barrier (also called a soundwall, noise wall, sound berm, sound barrier, or acoustical barrier) is an exterior structure designed to protect sensitive land uses from noise pollution. Noise barriers are the most effective method of mitigating roadway, railway, and industrial noise sources – other than cessation of the source activity or use of source controls.


The Queensland Roads Alliance Desirable Data Set contains two fields relating to noise barriers.

  • R333 - Noise Barrier Type
  • R334 - Noise Barrier Height

Noise Barrier Types

There are a number of different types of noise barriers, including;

  • Concrete Walls
  • Earth Mounds


The VicRoads Road Structures Inspection Manual suggests that noise walls should be the subject of a routine maintenance inspection at least twice a year.

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External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search (Noise Barrier)
  3. Google Search (Sound Berm)
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