Beaconsfield Sound Wall information session to take place May 17
Living next to a highway can have many advantages. Easy transportation, convenience, etc. Unfortunately, there is one negative aspect that outweighs the positive, and that is noise. For years, Beaconsfield residents living next to highway 20 have had to deal with the buzzing sound of car engines that are well above the health guidelines.
According to residents, the problem is much bigger than a simple nuisance, as the sound can be a health hazard as well. Living next to the 20 can mean being exposed to over 70dBA per day. Four schools are also within the polluted area.
The MTQ (transportation ministry) has given Beaconsfield their approval to build a sound wall that would measure about 5km in length, stretching across the city. Unfortunately, the years have gone by, and the sound wall is at a standstill until now.
The ministère des Transports, in cooperation with the City of Beaconsfield, invites the public to an information session about the project to install a noise barrier on the south side of Highway 20, in Beaconsfield, between Devon and Jasper. The Ministère’s 20-minute-long technical presentation will be followed by a bilingual question period.
Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.
Recreation Centre gym, 1974 City Lane, H9W 6B1
Simultaneous interpretation (French to English) will be available.
At the May 24 Council Meeting, the City will communicate the next steps following this presentation.