Noise Wall

Summit County

In recent weeks the Summit County Council has racked up a number of important decisions. Now, they're being asked to weigh in on the Garff Ranches neighborhood in South Summit, and the proposed noise wall for Jeremy Ranch. Rick Brough has more:

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During public comments at its weekly meeting, the Summit County Council heard more opposition to the noise wall planned along Interstate Highway 80 at Jeremy Ranch. Rick Brough has the story:

Residents Speak Out Against Huge I-80 Noise Wall

Apr 10, 2018
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The group Citizens Against the Wall is asking Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the noise wall project planned along the west side of Interstate Highway 80 until the criteria that the Utah Department of Transportation used in its decision-making process to build the wall can be investigated.

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UDOT has completed noise balloting for the I-80 Westbound Truck Lane and Wildlife Improvements project.  With 93 % voting in favor of a noise barrier, the results surpass UDOT’s noise abatement requirements. The variable height, 7 to 17 foot high  barrier will be built as part of a larger freeway project scheduled for 2018.The announcement was sent to KPCW late in the day last Friday, right before the long holiday weekend.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Group Says UDOT's Noise Barrier Proposal is Invalid

Dec 6, 2017

Next year the Utah Department of Transportation will install an additional climbing lane on I-80 next to the Jeremy Ranch neighborhood.  Their policy requires they address noise issues related to the additional lane. A battle continues between UDOT and a group of basin residents who are opposed to the construction of the barrier.  Carolyn Murray has this update:

The Summit County Council has been hearing both sides in the debate over a proposed noise wall near Jeremy Ranch. However, council member Glenn Wright said they can't do much more than facilitate a discussion. Rick Brough has more.

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The group, Citizens Against the Wall, represents a group of basin residents trying to prevent UDOT from installing a 3200 foot long, 18 foot high, noise barrier along I-80 near Jeremy Ranch.  KPCW’s been following the story and Carolyn Murray has these updates.

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In the next week or two, the Utah Department of Transportation will be balloting the affected property owners at Jeremy Ranch, about two dozen, to see if they want a noise wall along Interstate 80.

County Council Chairman Christ Robinson said, if the vote is for the wall, he hopes they can meet with owners and find some alternative option. Rick Brough has more.

Noise Abatement Wall Goes Out To A Vote

Oct 18, 2017
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For months, UDOT has studied the noise impacts an additional climbing lane will have on nearby property owners on I-80 near the Jeremy Ranch exit. Now UDOT will  be asking them to vote on how they want to mitigate the noise.  Carolyn Murray has this:

UDOT Begins Wildlife Fence on I-80

Aug 18, 2017
UDOT workers installing new wildlife fencing on I-80

  

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