161.125 SOUND ABATEMENT ALONG HIGHWAYS.
Subdivision 1. Implementation.
The commissioner of transportation shall implement a
noise-abatement study and noise abatement measures within or along the perimeter of freeways
and expressways in incorporated areas contingent on the availability of funding, in accordance
116.07, subdivision 2a
. The commissioner shall report to the legislature by February
1, 1997, on noise-abatement studies and measures undertaken during the previous calendar year
and planned for the next three years under this subdivision. The study must include a survey of
all applicable noise standards and feasible noise-abatement measures, and an evaluation of their
ability to protect citizens.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1977 c 454 s 49
Subd. 3. Sound-abatement measures.
(a) For the purpose of this section, sound-abatement
measures include but are not limited to the following:
(1) traffic-management measures, including reduced speed limits or exclusion and rerouting
of excessively noisy vehicles;
(2) design and construction measures, including use of sound-absorbing road surface
materials, landscaping and planning, acquisition of buffer zones or noise insulation of buildings
on abutting property;
(3) enforcement of the motor vehicle source noise limits of the Pollution Control Agency and
of the federal Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety; and
(4) other measures designed for the purpose of reducing motor vehicle source noise or
reducing the effects of that noise.
(b) The commissioner of public safety shall cooperate with the commissioner of
transportation in implementing any sound-abatement measures that include law enforcement
History: 1975 c 203 s 20; 1976 c 164 s 1; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1977 c 454 s 13,14; 1978 c 791
s 18; 1981 c 357 s 49; 1983 c 326 s 1; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 16