An article in Sunday’s paper describes the deterioration in quality of life for people living along the Interstate 5 expansion zone.
Bunk, one caller says.
If you don’t like the noise you shouldn’t have moved there.
“They’ve got nobody to blame but themselves,” the caller said in a voicemail. “They deserve what they get.”
No one is saying life by the freeway has ever been pristine. But based on the interviews I conducted last week — and I knocked on dozens of doors — things got significantly worse after the expansion began, primarily because the trees that once served as a fragile buffer between homes and the interstate have been removed.