Friday, July 14, 2006

Sound Wall for Farmer's Korner?

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced it would begin the project to widen Highway 9 near Farmer's Korner next summer.

But there's another question in the air. What - if anything - should be done to alleviate all the new noise a wider road will bring? For many residents of the newish Farmer's Grove subdivision, a concrete wall built 8 to 10-feet high between their homes and the soon-to-be-wider Highway 9 is the best answer.

At the regular county work session Tuesday, a number of Farmer's Korner-area residents showed up to hear a CDOT presentation to commissioners, detailing the options for noise mitigation in the neighborhood.

CDOT laid out three possible scenarios: build a concrete wall along the length of the subdivision, fashion a landscaped "berm" along the same stretch, or do nothing whatsoever.

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