Meeting to discuss noise study held tonight

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11:02 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11:02 a.m.

A neighborhood meeting will be held this evening to discuss a noise study initiated by the Gainesville Regional Airport.

The airport authority hired the Reynolds, Smith & Hills consulting firm to conduct the study. The focus of the study, called a Part 150 study, is preparing noise exposure maps around the airport and ultimately a noise compatibility plan.

The first phase of the study will develop the maps. That phase is expected to last until March and will include two neighborhood meetings. The first meeting will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Gainesville Regional Utilities multipurpose room, 301 SE 4th Ave.

The second phase will recommend steps to mitigate the impacts of aircraft noise. That phase is awaiting additional federal funding but is expected to begin in the summer.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Breeden, project manager with Reynolds Smith & Hills, at (804) 327-2456.

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