Sound wall for Cemetery | General Discussion Topics | Forum


Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Sound wall for Cemetery
March 22, 2011
3:11 am
Forum Posts: 10262
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This is an odd story, a group trying to get a freeway sound wall built on the freeway adjoining a cemetery. I understand their logic or having a tranquil place to rest for eternity, but I can't imagine the taxpayers foot the bill for millions of dollars, for the dead who can't hear a thing. Kind of funny when you think about it, they haven't had a single complaint yet. Laugh

Freeway sound wall for cemetery unlikely
The Associated Press
Posted: 03/21/2011 02:38:22 PM PDT
Updated: 03/21/2011 02:42:22 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES - Residents are pushing for a freeway sound wall along the west side of the 114-acre Los Angeles National Cemetery, but California transportation officials say a noise barrier isn't part of its $1 billion Interstate 405 widening project.

Vietnam veteran Bill Hutton says national cemeteries are sacred sites that should be tranquil. The 63-year-old national senior vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart says vehicle noise from the San Diego Freeway is bothersome.

The Los Angeles Times says Westwood Hills residents have submitted a petition for a sound wall, pinning their hopes on a recent Federal Highway Administration decision that a cemetery with frequent human use can be eligible for noise reduction.

But Caltrans spokesman Ronald Kosinski says a sound wall is unlikely.

March 22, 2011
5:22 am
Forum Posts: 1776
Member Since:
August 26, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That's the one visible off the 405 freeway, right?

Dad. remember when we saw this together not too long ago? I forget where we were driving from, but if it's the one I am thinking off, it's visible off the 405 freeway just over the hill.. or right before it. 😎

John Greenewald, Jr.
The Black Vault Website Owner / Operator

March 22, 2011
6:52 am
Forum Posts: 3858
Member Since:
December 4, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"greeney2" wrote: Kind of funny when you think about it, they haven't had a single complaint yet. Laugh

Spit up my ice tea laughing. No kidding right. Laugh

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

March 22, 2011
7:53 am
Forum Posts: 10262
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yes John, now that I read it closer its the one you put flags on the veterans graves with the scouts when you were young. When I actually think about it, the VA Cemetery is a very special place, and really does deserve this. I supose everyother cemetery deseves the same thing when you think about it.

I just saw a bit of humor in this, especially at a time when the State budgets are at the breaking point what nutty things they justify. Last week, with no budgets for anything and we are laying off teachers, they come up with the money to build 750 miles of bicycle lanes. I found it amusing that anyone would worry about the sound level where everyone is dead. Its like wanting to be buried under a nice shade tree.

March 22, 2011
7:57 am
Forum Posts: 9870
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Maybe more out of the respect for the living loved one's..who have funerals there and visit their loved ones graves?
Showing respect for their dead, shows respect for the living (paying taxpayers)
I'm thinking that is the logic of it.
Old cemeteries are tucked in all about over the Midwest and the East, though.
Life going on around the dead.
For all we know the dead like it..they feel..involved. (assuming the dead are still "alive",,which I believe they are)

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 288

Currently Online:
45 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

greeney2: 10262

bionic: 9870

Lashmar: 5289

tigger: 4576

rath: 4297

DIss0n80r: 4161

sandra: 3858

frrostedman: 3815

Wing-Zero: 3278

Tairaa: 2842

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 24448

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 31

Topics: 8815

Posts: 123795

Newest Members:

Viviane Trevithick, will son, Bill Rita, Snow, freeielts090, drsuh, Warren, Oka Ruto, Tomkat Books, steph link

Administrators: John Greenewald: 614, blackvault: 1776