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Resident Upset Over Lack of Sound Walls in Rail Project

Resident Upset Over Lack of Sound Walls in Rail Project



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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- A Davis County resident is concerned about the lack of sound walls for the new FrontRunner commuter rail line.

The 38-mile line from Ogden to Salt Lake is scheduled to be running in July of next year.

Utah Transit Authority officials say no homeowners living along the route will receive sound walls.

But that has caused concern for Cecilia Delgado who says only a wire fence will separate her backyard from the rails.

She says she's worried her children could be hit by debris flying off the track.

UTA says for properties to receive a sound wall, there must be an increased noise decibel level above what the area was experiencing.

Officials say FrontRunner will raise noise levels "slightly" above the level already created by Union Pacific trains in the area. But they don't think the increase will require sound walls.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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