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1999 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Excellence in Noise Abatement: Lafayette Bypass

Colorado Department of Transportation
Lawrence Construction Company
Masonry Designs

Noise mitigation was considered early in the planning process of a designated new alignment along U.S. 287, the Lafayette Bypass. Through proactive public involvement and early coordination, Colorado Department of Transportation was able to incorporate features such as effective wall heights and an aesthetic design that preserved the community character while mitigating noise levels. This award acknowledges the extra efforts of the Colorado Department of Transportation engineers and contractors in satisfying their local community with a noise abatement feature whose concept and design reflects the city of Lafayette and the surrounding residential community.


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