Traffic noise analysis
Traffic noise along Hwy 10 and Hwy 23 in east St. Cloud exceeds the state and federal noise standards.
A 2020 draft traffic noise analysis report (PDF) concluded that two noise walls would meet the necessary criteria to reduce noise for properties adjacent to the highway by at least five decibels:
- Along east side of Hwy 10 and north of E St Germain Street - Proposed noise wall will be 20 feet tall, built with concrete posts and concrete panels. Image, png
- Along south side of Hwy 23 and east of 14th Avenue SE - Proposed noise wall will be 20 feet tall, built with concrete posts and concrete panels. Image, png
Noise Wall Voting
MnDOT will send notices and noise wall ballots to people who are eligible to vote. Only the property owners or residents who experience a noise level reduction of at least five decibels from the proposed noise walls can vote on the walls.
Noise wall voting period: Dec. 14, 2020 through Jan. 5, 2021
Virtual online meeting: Dec. 14 recording available through Jan. 5, 2021
For more information about traffic noise analysis and noise barriers, please visit MnDOT’s Noise Webpage.