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Gary,

It's predominantly 85 mph (as per the ATC link).  However, there are special zones with 100mph, for example, in the Los Angeles area.  So, if you design for 100 mph, you will be safe.

V. Steve Gordin SE
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers
www.sgeconsulting.com
877-477-4-SGE



On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:02 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <design(--nospam--at)hodgsoneng.ca> wrote:
 I have an international customer for whom I design road side sound barriers. He has asked me for a preliminary design for costing purposes.
Can anybody tell me what you would use for the design wind speed in California for these sound barriers.
Gary Hodgson



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