Is M-59 Louder Since Its Re-Paving?
Rochester Hills City Council heard a citizen complaint during Monday night's meeting regarding M-59 noise.
Rochester Hills resident, Pastor Kathy Wuopio, attended Monday night's Rochester Hills City Council meeting to present a signed petition complaining about noise from M-59 since its repaving.
"I am standing in the gap here for 55 families of Avon-On-The-Lake," Wuopio said to the council.
Avon-On-The-Lake is an age-qualified mobile home park off of Auburn. It is home to approximately 600 families, many disabled or in wheelchairs, Wuopio said.
According to Wuopio since last year's resurfacing of M-59, "terrible noise is coming right into our homes all hours of day and night."
Wuopio believes the noise comes from incorrectly laid rumble strips. She talked to the road commission with no result and came Monday to ask the city council for help.
"I know exactly what you're saying"
After hearing Wuopio's comments, City Council President Greg Hooper said the council would pursue the matter through MDOT as the M-59 resurfacing was a state project but "needs to be addressed."
Hooper said they would investigate the offensive rumble strips and maybe remove the particularly offensive ones near Avon-On-The-Lake while maintaining the safety on M-59.
Council Member Ravi Yalamanchi also added, "I know exactly what you're saying; I live north of 59 and I dare open the window."