FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2013
Contact: Bridget Dixon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO DISCUSS I-77/I-277 NOISE WALLS
WHO: City of Charlotte and NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
WHAT: Two community meetings will be held to receive public input on the proposal to add walls along I-77 to mitigate the impact of noise along I-77 between I-277 and Sunset Road.
WHERE: Both community meetings will be held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center: 600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202; Room 267
Community Meeting 1: Wednesday, December 11, 2013; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Learn about noise walls, options, locations, impacts and ask questions
Community Meeting 2: Tuesday, December 17, 2013; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Decisions and next steps
WHY:The noise walls would be constructed as a part of the proposed widening project along I-77 to create High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes planned by the NCDOT. The public will provide input on the location and design of the proposed noise walls. Meeting participants will be asked to consider the potential visual impacts these walls could have on the appearance of our Community and our skyline, and help decide the following:
To install a wall or not to install a wall in the I-277 section (near Fourth Ward and Alpha Mills) and if so, what type of wall
Type of wall to install along I-77 from I-277 to Sunset Road (near Historic West End Neighborhoods, Greenville and Genesis Park)
- Ed McKinney, Assistant Director with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, will be available for media interviews immediately following the community meetings.
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