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Summary of Noise Barriers Constructed by December 31, 2010

Noise Barrier Construction Material Average Unit Cost by Year

Material Average Unit Cost
(2010 $/square Foot)
Year Concrete Block Wood Metal Berm Brick Combination Absorptive
1963-1999 27 23 20 20 6 29 22 32
2000 27 35 22 0 9 0 15 38
2001 34 22 20 19 0 33 12 20
2002 51 53 18 15 5 45 21 28
2003 30 26 23 21 38 0 5 23
2004 27 29 15 16 0 0 13 24
2005 32 18 15 0 14 44 17 0
2006 30 15 19 16 11 70 25 0
2007 36 16 0 16 22 0 28 0
2008 30 29 0 15 0 0 25 0
2009 30 25 0 0 17 0 34 0
2010 33 31 19 52 24 0 27 31
ALL 30 25 20 18 7 32 21 28

NOTE:
Square feet of noise barriers constructed with 'Other' materials - 1,946,829
Costing approximately - $34 per square foot.

Updated: 7/11/2012
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