Turnpike Authority plans to study noise levels along the length
of the highway in an effort to determine where to build sound
barriers, AP reports.
Chairman Matthew Amorello told a group of about 100 area residents
that traffic volume has increased. To pay for the study, money
will be sought from the agency's budget.
ago, the Turnpike built about one mile of sound barriers in
Newton and Natick at a cost of $2.25 million.
complained of truck noise at night, and noise from idling trucks
sending diesel fumes into their homes. They also complained
about 70-foot McDonald's signs directing neon light into their