Residents say sound barriers on Fairfax Avenue are improving air quality

While a bridge reconstruction project in Throgs Neck has caused many problems for surrounding homes and businesses, many residents aren't complaining about the latest project in the area. The Department of Transportation has installed sound barriers along Fairfax Avenue to cut back on noise pollution. But area residents say the barriers have also helped with air quality by cutting back on dust and car fumes. Residents are hoping the barriers will be permanent. DOT officials, however, say the barriers are slated to be taken down when the project ends in the fall of 2006.

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