Danville residents living near Crow Canyon Road can expect to get some relief from traffic noise generated by the busy arterial street as crews begin the installation of sound walls along the north side of Crow Canyon Road, near the Crow Canyon Country Club residential development.
The first phase of the project will include the pruning or removal of trees in conflict with the proposed wall. Town officials say they are working to limit the number of trees that will need to be pruned or removed. Of the 98 trees located directly adjacent to the sound wall study area, 21 are in conflict with the proposed walls, and will need to be removed.
The removal of these trees will allow the other existing trees to flourish, and will reduce maintenance problems associated with the existing trees, a release stated. The tree removal work is expected to take place this month, prior to the start of the annual bird nesting season. New trees will be placed along the corridor to compensate for the removal of the impacted trees. Construction of the new walls is expected to take place in spring and summer of 2013.
Following build-out plans for the Dougherty Valley in the early 1990s, which would use sound walls as noise mitigation, the town of Danville conducted engineering studies, a geotechnical investigation and an arborist report. Based on these studies, the town determined the key locations for sound walls along Crow Canyon between El Capitan Drive and St. George Road to reduce noise levels.
Funding for this project is provided by construction fees collected from the Dougherty Valley development and is expected to be completed in late summer or early fall of 2013.
For more information contact town Associate Civil Engineer Ron Allen at 314-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.