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Appendix G: Highway Traffic-Induced Vibration

There are no Federal requirements directed specifically to highway traffic induced vibration. All studies the highway agencies have done to assess the impact of operational traffic induced vibrations have shown that both measured and predicted vibration levels are less than any known criteria for structural damage to buildings. In fact, normal living activities (e.g., closing doors, walking across floors, operating appliances) within a building have been shown to create greater levels of vibration than highway traffic. Address vibration concerns on a case-by-case basis as deemed appropriate in the noise analysis or in a standalone vibration analysis report.

Updated: 7/14/2011
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