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La Cañada Flintridge finally getting freeway soundwalls

December 24, 2011 | 11:23 pm

It’s about to get just a little quieter for residents near the 210 Freeway, thanks to an infusion of state funds.

After years of discussion and planning, La Cañada Flintridge finally will get freeway sound walls.

With $10.7 million of Measure R transportation funds coming to the city from Sacramento, the City Council voted Monday to put those funds toward the first phase of a long-awaited plan to shield residents from traffic noise.

The first $4.588 million will be issued immediately. The money will be used to install the first two of the sound walls that eventually will line the entire run of the 210 through the city. The remaining $6.112 million of Measure R funds will not be dispensed until 2020.

The first section of sound walls will run along the freeway at the city’s eastern edge from the Berkshire Place on-ramp/Foothill Boulevard off-ramp to the Georgian Road/Hampton Road on-ramp.

--Daniel Siegel, Times Community News