Charlotte and North Carolina transportation officials will hold a community meeting Tuesday night to discuss the proposal to build noise walls along a portion of Interstate 77.
The proposal calls for building the walls to lessen the impact of vehicle traffic noise along Interstate 77, between the John Belk Freeway and Sunset Road.
The walls would be built as part of the I-77 widening project, which would create high-occupancy toll lanes on I-77.
Tuesday nights meeting is from 6-8 p.m. in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street.
Those at the meeting will be asked for their opinions on whether a wall would be built on I-77 near the Fourth Ward and Alpha Mills neighborhoods, and what the wall would look like; and what type of wall to build on I-77 near the West End, Greenville and Genesis Park communities.
Earlier this year, officials in Huntersville and Iredell County approved building noise walls on sections of I-77 in those areas.
Greg Smith, a traffic noise and air quality supervisor with the N.C. Department of Transportation, said the state has conducted a study on sound levels along I-77. Smith said engineers determined that the noise walls are needed in a number of areas, including several south of Sunset Road.
Noise walls already have been approved for these areas:
Huntersville: Between I-77 north and Stone Hollow and Bexley Commons at Rosedale Apartments and between I-77 north and The Landings Apartments.
Cornelius: Along both sides of I-77 next to Alexander Chase subdivision, Bexley at Lake Norman and Crown Harbor.
Iredell County: Along I-77 south of Mooresville.
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