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Old 01-22-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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I live in the Ashley Woods subdivision and it looks like the new 540 will be about 1/2 a mile behind my house...I'm slightly concerned, but not too worried about it. Its closer then I would prefer, but I dont think I'll see any noise polution effects.
It depends on elevation, what's in between, etc. I live slightly more than 3/4 of a mile from I-40, and I can hear the low hum of traffic at times - not individual vehicles, and it's not loud.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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I live in the Ashley Woods subdivision and it looks like the new 540 will be about 1/2 a mile behind my house...I'm slightly concerned, but not too worried about it. Its closer then I would prefer, but I dont think I'll see any noise polution effects.
I think Ashley Downs along with Scotts Mill & Olive Chapel Elementary are slated for sound walls. Is Ashley Woods adjacent to Ashley Downs?

Here is that area map as it relates to the Turnpike. The bold red line running parallel to the roadway is the sound wall.

http://www.ncturnpike.org/pdf/Wester...eet_2_of_4.pdf
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I live in the Ashley Woods subdivision and it looks like the new 540 will be about 1/2 a mile behind my house...I'm slightly concerned, but not too worried about it. Its closer then I would prefer, but I dont think I'll see any noise polution effects.
1/2 mile should not be bad; I live closer than that to 540 right now, and while we can hear the general "hum" of traffic (moreso in the winter when there are no leaves), I don't even notice it unless I think about it or there is a siren.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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This link will provide more information about it than you probably could ever want to know... the one document that is loaded with Topgraphics is the April 2008 Department of the Army 404 Permit (HUGE file).

http://www.ncturnpike.org/projects/Western_Wake/documents.asp

If you can decipher the topographic maps it will show EXACTLY where, how high & low and how close the road and grading will come in every parcel. I think the Resreve is around their parcel reference 15. It is truly a tedious document, but loads of info in it.

The other documents on the page include links for the 2 maps I posted previously as well as Maps 1 & 2, and a bunch of the traffic and revenue studies.

this is the best information I have found on the 540 extension - thanks
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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this is the best information I have found on the 540 extension - thanks
Agreed.

It is a heckuva file.

I printed a few pages, but I'm looking for a volunteer to print all 208.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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I have read though all of them - (UGH) as well as the other 15 or 20 files which are interestingly plenty of traffic & revenue studies and ODDLY NO HUMAN impact studies (especially in light of the drastic changes since the last EIS was done).

Ridicullusth
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