Asphalt is the quiet pavement. Studies show that the noise-reducing properties of asphalt last for many years.Noise reductions of 3 to 10 dB(a) are common. Reducing noise by 3 dB(a) is about the same as doubling the distance from the road to the listener, or reducing traffic volume by 50 percent.

Asphalt pavement researchers have developed a number of technologies for reducing pavement noise. With a quiet asphalt pavement, there's less need for ugly, expensive noise walls. Learn more.

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