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Metro Plans Soundwall Construction Along I-210 Freeway Between Fair Oaks and Wilson Avenues

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021 | 5:40 am

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Metro, will be constructing 11 segments of highway noise barriers, commonly known as soundwalls, along the north and south side of the I-210 Freeway, between Fair Oaks Avenue and Wilson Avenue.

The project is part of Package 10 of Metro’s Countywide Retrofit Soundwall Program, which includes building soundwalls within the city limits of Pasadena, Arcadia and Burbank.

Pasadena’s Department of Public Works will be coordinating closely with Metro and the future project contractor on issues such as maintenance agreements, encroachment permits, monitoring of lane closure and traffic control, inspection of work performed within Pasadena’s right-of-way, and protection of existing city-owned facilities.

The department will also implement a public outreach plan in coordination with Metro so that public is adequately informed and consulted for feedback

On Tuesday, the Public Works Department will provide an update on the project to the City Council’s Municipal Services Committee which meets virtually at 4 p.m.

A memorandum for Tuesday’s meeting showed the soundwall construction project was initially designed by CalTrans in 2012 but was not constructed. CalTrans used to the agency responsible for overseeing highway noise barriers throughout Los Angeles County. This changed in 1998 when Senate Bill 45 transferred responsibility to Metro.

According to the memorandum, the project includes the construction of up to 15 foot-high concrete masonry walls within the I-210 right-of-way. Any impacted landscaping will be restored, and irrigation and drainage facilities, utilities pavement, signage and striping will be constructed where necessary.

With construction slated to begin in 2022, the project may be completed by the first quarter of 2025, the memorandum showed.

Tuesday’s Municipal Services Committee meeting will be accessible through and Zoom users may also join through

Public comment may be submitted through

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