The Marietta Daily Journal – Marietta City Council votes against sound barriers along Interstate 75

9
Jul

The Marietta Daily Journal – Marietta City Council votes against sound barriers along Interstate 75

MARIETTA — Marietta’s City Council will tell the Georgia Department of Transportation it doesn’t want sound barriers on its properties along Interstate 75.

GDOT is asking property owners along the highway to vote on whether they want 22-foot high concrete walls to be built between their properties and the interstate when work begins on the reversible lane project. The walls would provide privacy and reduce noise coming from the interstate, said Karlene Barron, a spokeswoman for GDOT.

The barriers would be made out of a light-weight concrete composite, which is a new material the department is using, as opposed to the metal sheets used in the past, Barron said.

The managed lanes project, which will add two new lanes on the west side of I-75, is set to break ground in October in Cobb County, Barron said.

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