La Cañada Valley Sun News: La Cañada to receive $10M for sound walls under state transportation bill
A decades-long effort to battle freeway noise in La Cañada Flintridge got another boost Wednesday when state agencies signed off on a state transportation funding program that will bring $10 million to build more sound walls along the 210 Freeway.
The award was the result of efforts by state Sen. Anthony Portantino and city officials to qualify the expenditure through a local partnership program specified under SB 1, the state transportation funding bill that recently instituted gas and vehicle tax hikes on California motorists.
Portantino said he's negotiated for the better part of a year so La Cañada would be eligible to pay for the continued construction of sound walls. Since 2010, the city has built three walls but has identified at least 20 other locations where buffers against freeway traffic noise would be called for.
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