Highway Noise Barriers
Troy Acoustics™ has designed and built highway sound barriers and walls in many locations that have reduced the sound of highway traffic and have added a measure of aesthetic enhancement to local communities with our Troy System™ products and installations.
Proven results show major noise reduction: Highway traffic continues to increase and with it, a variety of sound levels are also on the rise. Local communities and in particular, bedroom communities close to large metropolitan areas, are experiencing a huge rise in vehicular traffic and resultant objectionable sound levels. The sound barrier concept has been in use for many years and has been proven to be successful in limiting the transference of vehicle sound levels into these communities. The Troy System™ designs and products are excellent performers in this regard and have proven very successful in limiting traffic noise from the roadways into local neighborhoods and quiet areas.
System description: The Troy System™ wall integrates a standard wide-flange vertical column with the Troy System™ panels, which are attached to the steel vertical column via a weld plate on the back side of the panel. This design eliminates the need for a horizontal footing from column to column. The Troy System™ panels are the only wall design with an NRC of .85 for absorption of the highway sound level and an STC 50, which significantly reduces the highway sound level from being intrusive to the residents or businesses on the other side of the wall. The Troy System™ materials do not support fungi growth, are fire rated for 0 flame spread and 0 smoke developed. Since the only variable is the vertical structural column, each Troy System™ project is structurally designed for soil density, the wind loads and seismic zone. The residential side of the wall is flexible in texture and colors.
Easy panel replacement: The Troy System™ panels are attached to the vertical structural elements, thus they can be replaced when a collision occurs. The wall is paintable to enhance the local visual continuity of each community. Since the Troy System™ incorporates standard construction methods, underground work is not inhibited such as electrical feeds for wall illumination, fiber, cable and other data cables.
The Troy Acoustics™ designs and Troy System™ products are proven in the industry and can enhance your project, while minimizing the expense and inconvenience for a project of this type, which will, out of necessity, require many local adjustments during the course of the entire project. However, the flexibility of the Troy System™ and the ease of installation, these inconveniences are minimized while at the same time the sound abatement qualities of the barrier are the absolute best in the industry and the appearance of the wall will improve the view on both sides of the installation.