Sound Wall Project to Progress, but Not at Freeway Speed

La Cañada Flintridge residents waiting for four proposed sound walls on the 210 Freeway will have to listen to noisy traffic awhile longer.
Design of the sound walls is set to begin in spring or summer 2019 and construction would take place 18 to 30 months later, Public Works Director Patrick DeChellis said in a recent phone interview. The reason for the holdup is because the proposed sound walls are a new program of California Senate Bill 1, which funds transportation projects. Continue reading “Sound Wall Project to Progress, but Not at Freeway Speed”

Sound Wall Project Clinches Crucial Funding Approval

Some La Cañada Flintridge residents’ prospects for getting a bit of solace from the roaring freeway noise appeared greatly improved after funding for four additional sound walls was approved last week at a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors meeting.
The board on Thursday approved the advance of $3.712 million in Measure M funds — derived from a half-cent sales tax — and an additional $3.288 million from the Call for Projects reserve fund for construction of 210 Freeway sound walls. Metro allocates discretionary federal, state and local funds through the Call for Projects program. Continue reading “Sound Wall Project Clinches Crucial Funding Approval”