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DOT: I-85 Noise Wall Too Costly

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DURHAM, N.C. — The state Department of Transportation said no Friday to a proposed noise wall along Interstate 85.

Parents and school officials from Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School in Durham pushed for a wall to buffer the noise from the highway.

The DOT said the $1.4 million project is too costly.

Supporters said they will continue to lobby for the barrier.

The state plans to add four lanes to the stretch of I-85 that runs behind the school.