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MDOT to consider sound walls for freeway noise on I-75 in Oakland County

I-75 construction project coming in August
Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 05:25:46-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — People living along I-75 are fed up with all the noise.

Today, the Michigan Department of Transportation is holding a meeting to sit down with those people and discuss a sound wall, as a part of the I-75 Modernization Project in Oakland County.

The project encompasses nearly 18 miles of freeway reconstruction from 8 Mile Road to South Boulevard in Oakland County.

The $224 million project will include money to build sound walls where qualified.

Neighbors in Troy near Carter and I-75 are some of many asking MDOT for a sound wall.

"We have a big problem in the neighborhood," said Bob Kush. "I've been here for 31 years and over time, the freeway traffic has gotten louder and louder."

MDOT has said they will build a sound wall in that area. As for everyone else with questions, the meting is being held at UFCW Local 876 in Madison Heights from 5:30 to 7 p.m.