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Guide to state highway road surface noise

Published: | Category: Noise & vibration , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

Withdrawn February 2024. Superseded by Guide to assessing road-traffic noise.

This guide has been withdrawn, but remains available for information. The reader is advised that some of the information it contains is outdated. 

New Zealand road surface noise corrections in this guide were replaced in February 2024 by new corrections set out in the Guide to assessing road-traffic noise. The old corrections and method of application set out in this Guide to state highway road surface noise have been withdrawn and must no longer be used.

Guide to assessing road-traffic noise

The type and condition of a road surface can have a significant effect on the noise levels experienced by residents adjacent to state highways. This guide has been produced to inform roading practitioners, contractors and the public about how road surfaces affect noise levels and what low-noise road surfaces are available in different situations. Information is also provided on maintenance issues and basic engineering considerations.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: January 2014
  • Reference: SP/M/023
  • Version: 1.0
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 978-0-478-39452-8 (print) ISBN 978-0-478-39453-5 (online)
  • Amendments: Withdrawn: February 2024