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Barrier grief

Residents near the Mass. Pike and Rte. 128 may clamor for sound-deflecting walls, but their wait can be years long

The sound barrier going up along Route 128 to shield the Quinobequin Road neighborhood in Newton is the envy of Wellesley residents. The sound barrier going up along Route 128 to shield the Quinobequin Road neighborhood in Newton is the envy of Wellesley residents. (Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff)
By John Dyer
Globe Correspondent / September 5, 2010

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With the roar of passing traffic filling his ears, Ian Bardorf gazes with envy across Interstate 95 as workers erect a concrete wall about 16 feet high on the Newton side of the highway. (Full article: 1266 words)

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