Get ready for more orange barrels and a temporary concrete barrier which has gone up along U.S. 127, north of Grand River Avenue.    It will be a wall to shield neighbors from traffic noise.

Crews last week began clearing trees for a new sound barrier along the east side of the freeway between Grand River Avenue and Lake Lansing Road.  Similar work is underway along the southbound lanes, just north of Grand River, where the existing sound wall will be extended further south.

The existing sound wall was built about a decade ago and runs about three quarters of a mile along the west side of the freeway.  The noise study showed that it should be extended further south and that another barrier was warranted on the opposite side.

Plans haven't changed much since they were first rolled out at an open hosue meeting several years ago.   The Lansing State Journal has the story.