The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has established noise level guidelines and noise analysis procedures (FHWA Program Memorandum 7-7-3). The FHWA Noise Abatement Criteria (NAC) defines noise level guidelines for different land-use activities. FHWA Activity Categories found within project limits include Category B (residences, schools, places of worship and recreational areas), Category C (commercial/industrial) and Category E (interiors of churches and schools land use activities. There are no Category A locations where serenity and quiet are of extraordinary significance within project limits.
Sensitive receptors within the project study area include many single and multi-family residential units in Bellmawr, Mount Ephraim and Gloucester City (Category B). The Bellmawr Park School, the Bell Oaks School, the Annunciation School and Church represent several sites for which interior noise levels are of concern (Category E).
Noise Sensitive Land Use Map (pdf 461k)
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