As more motorists use the highways, the sounds generated can annoy nearby residents. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) can reduce the impact of highway traffic noise on communities eligible for help under federally regulated criteria. Here are considerations for your community that borders a State highway.
Information on sound and noise, causes of traffic noise, reducing traffic noise, and sound barriers
Environmental policy, highway traffic noise analysis and highway traffic noise measurement
Construction of sound barriers along new highway construction and when an existing highway is expanded
Situations where most homes pre-date construction of an existing highway
Learn more by reading our Sound Barrier Policy.
To discuss solutions for highway traffic noise affecting your community, provide details on our Customer Care Request for Service. We will investigate and reply to you.
For additional questions, contact us at
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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