WNY Residents to Vote on Thruway Noise Barriers
Living close to a thruway is a bit much of a headache right? Well residents that live directly behind or in front of it will have the chance to vote on the new noise barrier proposal. Me? Personally, I wouldn't want to hear beeping horns especially during rush-hour traffic.
The noise abatement proposal is in response to the New York State Thruway Authority's decision to add an additional lane on the Eastbound I-90 near the Cleveland Drive exit to help alleviate congestion caused by the current lane setup. Presently, the right-most auxiliary lane ends just as some drivers are merging onto the Thruway from the 33 and others are trying to stay in the right hand lane to continue onto the I-290. The Thruway Authority believes that extending the auxiliary lane would make it easier and safer for both sets of drivers.