Today, March 10th, is the last day to provide public comments regarding the Loop 101 widening project. Many area residents have already spoken out about the planned sound improvements and the lack of existing barriers.

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‘The project will include raising the height of an existing sound wall, and constructing three new ones within the project limits. The three new walls will go up between 47th and 31st avenues.

Paul Sunder identified himself as a 29-year resident of Carmel Park, a northern Glendale neighborhood along 52nd Drive. He lives just a few blocks south of the Loop 101, on which construction began in the late-1980s and was completed in 2001.

“To echo the sentiments of all of my neighboring residents to the north, additionally there is no sound wall — absolutely zero — from 55th Avenue to 51st Avenue, where the freeway is elevated from the flood control project eastbound,” he said. “In Carmel Park, if you’re in a two-story house, we can see the cars. The noise over the years has just gotten to be atrocious.”

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J.D. Manning
Author: J.D. Manning founder and administrator. Arrowhead resident and Realtor, The Arrowhead Agent with eXp Realty