Q. When the Military Cutoff Road extension gets built through residential and park spaces, will there be noise barriers built in these areas?
A. A noise study has been completed for the entire U-4751 project area, said Gary Lovering, an Eastern Region project engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Project U-4751 is an extension of Military Cutoff Road from Market Street (U.S. 17 Business) to the U.S. 17 Wilmington Bypass (John Jay Burney Jr. Freeway).
Noise walls located only within “certain areas” on the U-4751 project, Lovering said.
“Noise walls will not be placed within the Ogden Park area because there are no homes. Some residential areas on the project will receive noise walls if the criteria is met,” he said.
Noise studies are done to set the location of these walls for any given project, meaning certain criteria has to be met to receive a noise wall, Lovering said.
The N.C. DOT Traffic Noise and Air Quality group does the noise studies.
“We are finalizing wall locations at this time for the Military Road Extension,” Lovering said.
For more information, call (919) 707-6087 or the NCDOT Division 2 office at (910) 341-2000.
Date posted: January 23, 2015
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