Quieting Highway Noise

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated May 12, 2010 at 11:04 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The rumble of passing motorists could soon be a thing of the past for people living near some local highways.

The Department of Transportation held a public meeting Wednesday on the Prospect Mountain project.

Part of which proposes putting up noise walls in residential neighborhoods along Route 17 and I-81.

The DOT displayed designs of the walls for the public to look at.

Some would be designed with clear acrylic.

Others would have a rolling hill design imprinted.

The noise walls would be in the final stage of the construction plan.

"Our goal tonight is to get public input on the different alternatives we've come up with and their feelings about the noise walls in general, and the need for it," said Anthony Signorelli, DOT Civil Engineer.

The DOT is holding another meeting on the project at 7 PM Thursday at the Polish Community Center on Prospect Street.

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