Residents of Brick Condo Development Demand Parkway Sound Barrier

Residents of Evergreen Woods recently filmed a video

Residents of the Evergreen Woods condo development, which backs up to the Garden State Parkway, recently made a video as part of an effort to call on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to build a sound barrier wall between the roadway and their development.

Since construction on the Parkway began as part of a plan to create shoulders and improve traffic flow in the accident-prone area near mile marker 91, several residents have continually attended township council meetings to voice their concerns.

The decision on whether or not to build a sound barrier, however, rests with the Turnpike Authority, the state agency which has jurisdiction over the roadway.

State officials, in numerous documents, have said the area does not qualify for such a sound barrier, but the residents contend the noise from the roadway has increased since thousands of trees were removed when the project began.

Township officials have since received a grant to replant trees in the area, but the residents are still calling for a sound barrier to be constructed.

Evergreen Woods is located off Herborn Avenue west of the Parkway.
Mike H June 06, 2014 at 09:20 AM
I don't know what the problem is but i can't hear a thing anyone is saying in this video.
Brandy the Dog June 06, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Mike H That is funny, however could you imagine this noise 24/7?
Stephen brill June 06, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Use Google Earth to view the result of the tree clearing along the highway shoulders and the center median for the construction of the retention basin. What you don't see is how the Turnpike and Ocean County circumvented Federal law that would have required sound walls. By segmenting the Exit 91 project that has partial Federal funding from the rest of the Turnpike highway project they needed to only comply with state laws.
Stephen brill June 06, 2014 at 12:31 PM
What if an investment would increase your property value by $20,000, and lower the property taxes paid by others with no loss in property value. Consider the other benefits such as more funding for schools and the police. A sound barrier provides protection for some and positive gains for all.
Brandy the Dog June 06, 2014 at 12:59 PM
-1 + 1 = 0


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