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Web Watch: Dallas sound barriers

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All of the cars during peak traffic in Dallas, Texas made so much noise that the city is installing a sound barrier.

It is a rather simple fix, clear plastic boards between metal posts along Interstate 30. It is great news for families who live in the Kessler Park area who say their homes felt more like a motel thanks to the constant rumble along the road. But thanks to the sound barriers the nosie seems light years away.

It is a big change for some families who were thinking about moving because of the noise. Texas Transportation officials say it is a pilot project that costs almost a million dollars. These plastic boards are not even an inch thick and will stretch about half a mile down the road. Officials say they wont know how well the sound barrier will work until the projection is completed, but those on the road say they create a glare from car lights and the sun in the sky.

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