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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 64  |  Page : 183--189

An analysis of roadway noise at residential estates in close proximity to expressways in Singapore


Department of Science, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Indraneel Bhanap
185 Tanjong Rhu Road, #11-01, Sanctuary Green, Singapore 436924

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.112369

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Singapore is a city-state of 5 million people. The entire urban population has expanded from 4.4 million to 5 million in a matter of 5 years. Because of the scarcity of land available, more major roads and expressways are being run close to residential developments, exposing the residents to expressway noise. Recognizing the problems of noise in a high-density urban society such as Singapore, the National Environmental Agency of Singapore (NEA) has set prescribed noise limits for residential areas. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the noise level in one such development that is adjacent to an expressway, examine the effect of building height on noise and to compare the results with the NEA standards. The paper concludes with the implications of the results and a discussion on the solution to the problem.






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