As a resident (Rhododendron Ave) in the areas affected by the widening project I propose the addition of sound walls along the interstate near the Perkins Rd overpass. With the addition of another 2 traffic lanes the noise level will also increase and be closer to my house. To alleviate this problem I feel having an adequate sound wall in place will provide a quieter atmosphere that the Hundred Oaks and Hundred Oaks Park residents will appreciate.
The project team has analyzed the effect of a noise barrier along I-10 to reduce noise levels in the neighborhood. A noise barrier in your neighborhood does not meet FHWA and DOTD policy for Federal funding; however, as shown during the public meetings, a noise barrier in your area would need a special state appropriation in order to be constructed.