The excessive noise caused by highway construction causes massive disruption for residents and business, and can affect the contractor’s workforce too. Echo Barrier reduce noise, increasing productivity and minimizing complaints. For market-leading noise control it is our way on the highway.Find Out More
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Whether you are constructing a new highway, or maintaining existing infrastructure, we’ve more than 30 years experience. We work hand in glove with highway contractors to really bring excessive, nuisance noise right down. Our solutions help diminish dust emissions too. We work with highway contractors from the outset to help them meet and maintain state regulatory requirements, and cause minimum disruption to local communities. We can visit operations to give bespoke guidance based on your highway project’s exact requirements. Whether you are working on interstate, state, national, or county highway projects our deep expertise and commitment to quality remain. We’ll advise on the most effective deployment of our products, which are so quick to transport and assemble. As our noise barriers are 100% weatherproof to IPX6 and IPX9 BS EN 60529:1992 and ruggedized they will withstand even the harshest conditions. We are your noise control partners for the long haul.
The noise from different equipment as project phases progress is considerable. When complaints are made operating hours and budgets suffer. Our temporary acoustic barriers reduce noise to cut out complaints, protecting the surrounding communities and the workforce from dust and debris too.
Every state has a different regulatory framework. With our knowledge and experience we help health and safety managers meet requirements before and during projects. We are proud to partner with health and safety professionals, to improve the working environment and community relations.
We work with highway planning teams from the outset, to get a full understanding of project requirements, and where and when during construction complaints are likely to arise. In that way we are able reduce noise at all stages, to mitigate complaints. We also work with contractors as projects progress to improve operating hours—it’s quick and easy to move our barriers as works progress and maintain productivity.
When Morrison Utility Services needed to lay distribution cabling they made a call to Echo Barrier for acoustic noise control solutions.
As a consequence a project that had faced local opposition during planning received zero complaints.
The noise problem
Morrison Utility Services were contracted to install 8.5km of distribution network cabling on behalf of Western Power Distribution. This entailed excavating the main street of a busy local community, and noise control was an urgent requirement.
Morrison used Echo Barrier temporary roadside barriers. The barriers were assembled in no time with no hassle, and they kept noise to an absolute minimum. The Echo Barrier team were on hand providing technical support if required.
The temporary acoustic barriers had an immediate impact, and despite prior opposition from residents and business, after deploying Echo Barrier solutions there were zero complaints, and even comments on how surprisingly quiet operations were.