LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber on Wednesday praised the Legislature for including $10 million in funding for sound wall construction along I-75 in Troy as part of the state’s 2024 fiscal year budget.
“I am happy to have been able to negotiate this important infrastructure need for the residents of Troy, who have experienced the frustration of increased noise pollution since vegetation was reduced and the interstate was expanded through their community in 2015,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “Neighbors from across 20 subdivisions worked with local and state leaders for years to voice their concerns and I am glad to report that progress has been made on their advocacy efforts. MDOT will now have the $14 million dollars necessary to complete the portions of the sound wall identified by its most recent study.”
The general omnibus budget, House Bill 4437, includes a $10 million allocation for the Michigan Department of Transportation to construct sound walls along two sections of the I-75 corridor between 13 Mile and Adams roads that the agency identified in April as meeting its criteria for noise mitigation. MDOT has $4 million from a previous appropriation to build sound walls. However, department officials stated an additional $10 million is needed to complete the project.