Kaysville UT noise walls for I-15 lane increase

UDOT plans to add a traffic lane in both directions to I-15 beginning spring of 2008. UDOT has initially indicated that noise walls will not be built in conjunction with this capacity increase to the freeway. This is not acceptable! Quality of life is greatly improved by the reduction of noise. East Kaysville residents have already petitioned Kaysville City for help in getting UDOT to build a noise wall, but this group of residents has left west side residents out of the picture . The good news is that they have already been told UDOT is willing to reconsider. What we need is support from west side Kaysville residents so that the city can act for the whole city, not just the east side residents. In fact, when it comes to noise, the west side experiences more than the east side. This is due to the Union Pacific railway on the west side, which is much much louder than the freeway. And in Spring of 2008, UTA will add more noise with commuter rail. Then UDOT will add more noise with lane additions, then quite possibly the east side will get a noise wall reflecting even more sound to the west if the west does not have one. If we do not get UDOT to build noise walls on both sides of the freeway in tandem with the lane increase, noise walls may never be built. It is imperitive that we as residents and we as Kaysville City act together. Thus, the undersigned wish to petition the City of Kaysville and UDOT (Utah Dept. of Transportaion) to build noise walls on both the west side and the east side of I-15 in conjunction with the lane additions slated for Spring of 2008.

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    Steve Bryson, United States

    6 years ago Comments: Sound wall for both sides in Kaysville! Spending time at the botanical gardens is currently as serene as the SLC tarmack. Several cars have already made their way into the ponds since we moved here in 2001. Not only is it a sound issue, it is also a safety concern.
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    Evan Astle, United States

    7 years ago Comments: If a city approves a subdivision next to an interstate that has an active railroad and commuter rail, they should also approve and get behind the residents requesting UDOT to build a sound wall on BOTH sides of the freeway. Sounds walls should be built the same time a subdivision is built . The west side needs a sound wall. There are many families that are affected and we are paying taxes just like the families on the east side.
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    Bryce Nwilson, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I live in West Kaysvile and want to see both sides or none. If a wall is consructed on the east side only this will only double the noise on the west by reflection. This is not acceptable
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