Giant Sound Walls To Obstruct Popular Seacoast Water View
Construction along the Spaulding Turnpike has expanded to include major wooden walls between the road, and Little Bay.
When it comes to breathtaking views, New Hampshire has plenty of them. Many believe one or two are being taken away as huge wooden sound walls are being erected along the Spaulding Turnpike. The new barriers will block views of Little Bay and Pomeroy Cove. The cove has historical significance, as according to “History of Dover, New Hampshire, Vol. 1,” Pomeroy Cove is where Edward Hilton, an original European settler of Dover, and his crew landed in the spring of 1623.
So, why is this being done? According to Seacoastonline.com, The installation of the sound walls are included in the Spaulding Turnpike's expansion project. They reportedly will reduce highway noise for the homes in that area, even if there are no structures near the cove.
According to Seacoastonline, a former Dover City Councillor was told in a meeting by the NHDOT’s Chief Project Engineer "If we started and stopped (the wall) along the cove, all the noise would basically get through the cove.”