Qk4 uses the most current version of the Federal Highway Administration’s Traffic Noise Model (TNM2.5) to conduct transportation-related noise studies. In addition, our staff has years of experience in field work to support noise studies: taking accurate, real-time measurements of existing traffic noise, and conducting traffic counts for total volume and vehicle class. Our staff is familiar with Federal and state highway noise policies and procedures, and can produce well-documented traffic noise studies in a timely manner. Qk4 enjoys a high esteem among the agencies from which we have worked.
By actively participating in meetings with people who may be affected by traffic noise, Qk4 takes the time to listen to their concerns and explain the process to those who wish to know a little more. While we perform this work for state highway agencies, who are our primary clients, we are also mindful of the needs of the public–the people who live and work near a highway project.
Qk4’s environmental team works with our highway design and civil engineering teams to:
- Minimize environmental impacts, including traffic noise.
- Design efficient, cost-effective noise barriers.