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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 17
State highway construction; means of noise abatement.
F.S. 335.17
335.17 State highway construction; means of noise abatement.
(1) The department shall make use of noise-control methods in the construction of all new state highways, with particular emphasis on those highways located in or near urban-residential developments which abut such highway rights-of-way.
(2) All highway projects by the department, regardless of funding source, shall be developed in conformity with federal standards for noise abatement as contained in 23 C.F.R. 772 as such regulations existed on March 1, 1989. The department shall, at a minimum, comply with federal requirements in the following areas:
(a) Analysis of traffic noise impacts and abatement measures;
(b) Noise abatement;
(c) Information for local officials;
(d) Traffic noise prediction; and
(e) Construction noise.
(3) The department shall, when feasible, expend the maximum amount of federal funds provided for new highway construction for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.
History.s. 1, ch. 74-371; s. 29, ch. 79-65; s. 58, ch. 84-309; s. 2, ch. 89-232.