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Residents argue over proposed concrete walls near Uptown

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning officials and the NC Department of Transportation took questions and heard concerns Wednesday night about proposed concrete walls that would block out sound near I-277 and I-77. 

The proposal is expected to reduce noise levels by at least five decibels, according to a DOT official. The project would block out noise from proposed I-77 toll lane construction. The widening project along I-77 will create High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes.

Some residents told WBTV the walls will block traffic sound, but others say they could be an eyesore and block the view of Uptown Charlotte.

"If there's going to be increased traffic, and increased noise, I think the wall is important," said Charlotte resident Jerome Walker.

Planning officials will have another public meeting on Tuesday, December 17th from 6-8 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. The address is 600 E. Fourth Street in Charlotte, Room 267.

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