Submitted by M. Neal on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 05:24

For all of you out there concerned with noise, please note that TDOT takes no responsibility.

With regards to a highway project in Nashville's Salemtown,

The $7.5 million construction project that is widening the Rosa Parks Boulevard bridge over I-65] has stripped away rows of trees that residents say once served as a buffer between the gentrifying neighborhood and the interstate. That will leave only a chain-link fence between the homes and the traffic on I-65.

[TDOT's BJ Doughty] recommends Salemtown residents begin initial noise wall discussions with their council member. Councilwoman Erica Gilmore, who represents the area, says she plans to work with neighbors on ideas for noise reduction.

Don't even think that noise abatement will be a real consideration for this project anymore than any other project.


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