Sound barriers along the A4, Sommacampagna - Padova, Lots B and C
The project consists of three building lots (A-B-C). These lots were established within a general project, elaborated during the years 1988 - 1999, for sound barriers along the whole "A4" motorway, Sommacampagna (VR) - Padova stretch in order to reduce the noise pollution levels produced by vehicles travelling along the motorway. Lot A was authorized and executed in the years preceding this program and therefore, will not be described here.
Lot B includes the establishment of a total n° 27 sites.
Of these, n° 16 are composed of barriers of vegetation of a height varying between 3 and 4.50m. and n° 11 sites composed of metallic barriers of a height varying between 3 and 5 m consiting of sound absorbing panels and transparent sheets.
Lot C, on the basis of experience gained from the previous two lots, adopts solutions which improve aspects of construction, safety and maintenance of the plant, ensuring equally good sound protection and a pleasant setting in the territory crossed.
The typology of the sound barriers designed for Lot C is composed of wooden sound absorbing panels supported by steel posts every two metres and transparent coloured parts and metallic sound absorbing panels which are inserted according to the setting and acoustic needs. The total number of operations included in Lot C is 20.
Technical data lot B (13.101 km.)
- Typology: barrier of vegetation of a height varying between 3 and 4.50m., for a total length of 7,358 m.;
- Typology: barrier of metallic type, consisting of transparent sheets and sound absorbing panels of a height varying between 3 and 5 m., for a total length of 3,727 m.;
- Typology: barrier of blind panels made of wood and/or concrete, 3.5m. high, for a total length of 788 m.;
- Typology: barrier of blind panels of a height varying between 3.5 to 4.5 m. for a total length of 1.228 m.;
- Territorial area: involves n° 6 municipial districts in the Province of VR: Sommacampagna, Verona, S. Giovanni Lupatoto, S. Martino Buon Albergo, Lavagno, Colognola ai Colli; n° 5 municipial districts in the Province of VI: Brendola, Altavilla Vicentina, Vicenza, Grumolo delle Abbadesse, Grisignano; n° 3 municipial districts in the Province of PD: Limena, Villafranca Padovana, Padova.
Technical data lot C (7.994 km.)
- Typology: sound absorbing panels made of wood supported by steel posts, with inserts of transparent coloured parts and metallic sound absorbing panels.
- Territorial area: 3,254 m. in the Province of Verona, 2.892 m. in the Province of Vicenza e 1.848 m. in the Province of Padova; involving a total of 13 municipial districts (Sommacampagna, Verona, Lavagno, Colognola ai Colli, Soave, Monteforte d'Alpone, Gambellara, Montebello Vicentino, Brendola, Altavilla Vicentina, Vicenza, Villafranca Padovana and Padova).
State of work:
Lot B - COMPLETED IN 2002
Lot C - COMPLETED IN 2004