Highway Department - Blue Springs Missouri Informative - Noise & Fumes - Highway

Review by whuffo on 2008-11-06
BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI -- My complaint is: When they built the new exit and entrance ramp at I70 and 7 highway in Blue Springs Missouri, I have not been able to enjoy my December anymore due to the noise from the freeway--and I live 4 to 6 blocks from the freeway.

The truck noise is so bad I cannot hear any animal sounds even at night-also the fumes from the diesel fuel builds up on my glass table top in one day enough to have to be removed--if I wash it in the morning I need to wash it again at night to sit there and it turns the rag black.

I would like to have the noise and fumes tested on my December and see if anything can be done to improve the situation.
Comments:14 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-11-07
Posted by Principissa on 2008-11-06:
You think that's bad, try having a train track in your backyard. Nothing wakes you up better than the sound of a train horn.
Posted by D on 2008-11-06:
Princi.. I lived two blocks from a switchyard the first 15 years of my life and never heard them.. strangely enough it was almost a lullaby to my young ears..you get used to it...
Posted by Principissa on 2008-11-06:
We've been here a year almost and I hardly notice them anymore unless they blow the horn or are going to fast. They go too fast and they shake the windows and walls.
Posted by S. on 2008-11-06:
'...tested on my December...' What am I missing? What's a 'December' outside of the last month of the year? What was there first--you or the expressway? Must be liquid fumes the trucks are emitting to get that bad in a day!

I'm witcha', OF. First 5 yrs. of life, we lived in Detroit about the same distance from RR tracks. Then we moved up to Caro. What the heck? Where are the tracks?

Keep those critters away from me. I don't *want* to hear any animal sounds at night. Glad the apartments in my building are almost sound proof. :)
Posted by yoke on 2008-11-06:
Try living across from a rock quarry where they blast 2-3 times a week.
Posted by MRM on 2008-11-06:
Write a letter to the Missouri Department of Transportation and request that they put a sound barrier on the highway or ask them to plant some trees between the house and the highway to absorb the noise pollution.
Posted by bill on 2008-11-06:
Good advice MRM.
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-11-06:
i live closer to an interstate exit/on ramp. i have never seen any residue left on my glass tables.
Posted by MRM on 2008-11-06:
AlleyS... Long time, no see!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-06:
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-06:
I think December should be replaced with "Deck", as in patio. Just my educated guess. I love puzzles.
Posted by D on 2008-11-06:
Hey Ponie do you still live in Caro?
Posted by S. on 2008-11-06:
OF, naah--once I graduated HS at 17, I headed back to the big city. Then out to Warren. After stints in Indiana and Illinois, I'm safely(?) ensconced in Troy. I think a member on here (Mrs. Fantastic?--not sure) lives in Caro. Doncha' remember on your recommendation I went to El Rancho Grande? Next time I'm up there, I'll be contacting you for the name of the hotel restaurant on which you gave a pretty good review.

Diane, good guess. I really enjoy word games. Only thing I could get out of that is since MO is a bit further south from where the Snow Birds spend their summers, she wanted to keep her windows open later in the year. I dunno...
Posted by Starlord on 2008-11-07:
There is a new development on the east side of Casa Grande, AZ that is about six months old. People who bought homes in this dev elopment are now complaining about the noixe and traffic on Interstate 10. I-10 has been there, what? Since Eisenhower? And now people who had to have seen where their future home was located suddenly discover that there are cars and trucks that drive on the interstate? There is an old saying that some people would b****h if you hanged them with a silk rope. Nobody broke their arms to get them to buy a home a coupleof hundred yards from a busy interstate highway.

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