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Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Community Noise Reduction Program

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The city of Phoenix Aviation Department offered voluntary sound-mitigation and relocation programs for nearly two decades to those living and working within noise-impacted areas surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In that 20-year span, the noise has reduced significantly and FAA program requirements have changed. The city's sound-mitigation program has ended and the airport no longer provides sound insulation.

Community Noise Reduction Program (CNRP) Highlights

Residential Sound Mitigation Services (RSMS)

  • 1995-2009
  • 1,705 homes treated
  • $80 million investment

Sound Insulation Mitigation Services (SIMS)

  • 2009-2013
  • 2 schools, 2 churches and 3 community centers treated
  • $15 million investment

Voluntary Acquisition and Relocation Services (VARS)

  • 2002-2016
  • 782 properties acquired, 3,000 people relocated
  • 1.4 million tons of concrete and metal recycled
  • $220 million investment

For more information, email: skyharbor@phoenix.gov