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Acres of trees have been removed along Route 2 in Concord and Lincoln to make way for a major road construction project, leaving some residents who live along the busy highway frustrated about the increased noise and light from traffic.
The residents say the trees provided a natural barrier between the road and their homes and now that they are gone, disruptions will go up and their quality of life and property values will go down. And despite making pleas to state and local officials to install a sound barrier, they said, they are hitting roadblocks at every turn and not getting a definitive answer.