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In Windham, I-93 work is loud and clear
On Squire Armour Road, where ongoing construction on I-93 has caused the noise source to creep closer and closer to residential back yards, residents reported trucks working right outside their windows in recent weeks.
Contacted on Monday, Peter Stamnas, project manager for the $800 million highway widening project, said the plantings were recently installed as part of the construction project, mostly in response to residents’ requests for a sound wall.
“The idea is they’re supposed to grow in and eventually block out some of the highway, but we shall see,” he added.
Headed by Rep. Kevin Waterhouse, the committee completed its report in late October and as it stands now, the plan is to present committee findings before the state Transportation Committee sometime in early 2014.
Results of the evaluation confirmed that the noise levels at many of the neighborhood’s homes exceeded the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) noise abatement criteria.
Contacted late Monday evening, Waterhouse stressed that the legislation suggested wouldn’t likely provide any immediate relief to those already affected by project noise.
“The state certainly acknowledges that noise from the project qualifies the neighborhood for a barrier, but they still haven’t met the threshold of cost versus the number of homes affected,” Waterhouse firstname.lastname@example.org
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