We built a noise wall in front of the West View Elementary School along Interstate 5 in Burlington.
The original construction of I-5 did not consider noise impacts at the time that it was built, so locations along the I-5 corridor are ranked by priority on a statewide retrofit list.
Since 1976, WSDOT has been required to take noise levels into consideration during design of highway projects.
Highways built prior to 1976 can qualify for noise reduction projects. Currently 72 sites have been identified and ranked, including the West View Elementary School. Walls are built according to rank, as funds are available.
We use a cost/benefit calculation that includes:
- Noise level before and after reduction.
- Number of sensitive receivers, including residents and residential equivalents, like churches and schools, built prior to May 14, 1976.
- Preliminary cost estimates.
| Protects Environment
We constructed the noise wall to improve the noise environment both for residents and for outdoor enthusiasts.
Everyday activities like walking, working in the yard or leaving a window open at night will become more enjoyable.
This project will noticeably reduced freeway noise in school rooms and outdoor areas behind the wall.
Partnerships & Cooperation
We coordinated with the local school district to build the noise wall between the freeway and the school.
This project is funded through the following fund sources:
Existing Funds - $1.9 million
Total Funding Available From All Sources - $1.9 million
Communications Dustin Terpening
1043 Goldenrod Road, Suite 101
Burlington, WA 98233-3415
Project Engineer Mark Hammer
1415 Pacific Drive
Burlington, WA 98233
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