Noise Reduced During Overnight Construction at Trunk 7

In late June and early July, overnight construction was conducted on Trunk 7 causing noise disturbances in the surrounding area. After receiving complaints from the community, Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) conducted noise monitoring. They determined that the noise levels were within the limits set by municipal bylaws, but nonetheless took action to reduce the sound. The changesĀ  included using equipment which did not produce as much noise and changing the operational procedures to mitigate loud noises. After implementing the changes, the decibel level dropped by 10dB and there were no further complaints. Overnight construction is now completed and no further disturbances are expected.

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