Sound Barrier Construction Fund Proposed

Jan 12, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

A proposal establishing a sound barrier construction program along state highways was announced this week. The legislation sponsored by Representative Tom Kuhn (R-Tory) and Representative Sharon MacDonnell (R-Troy) mirrors a similar plan introduced by Senator Mike Webber (R-Rochester Hills) last fall in the Senate.

Key Points:

    • The legislation creates a noise barrier fund in the state treasury to offer grants or loans to local authorities for noise barrier construction.
    • Applicants seeking funding would undergo a review process where proposed projects would be scored based on criteria including project cost, residents affected, and existing noise at the site.
    • Other states have adopted similar initiatives aimed at improving quality of life by lowering noise levels.

Next Steps:

    • The bills will be introduced and referred to committee in the coming weeks.

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