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A group of Westwood Hills residents is pushing to have a sound wall erected near the Los Angeles National Cemetery in conjunction with the finish of the under-construction 405 Freeway-widening project, according to the Los Angeles Times. As resident Harry O. Schenk points out: '"It will be four lanes of traffic and then headstones,' Schenk said, with a bit of hyperbole. 'For a historical place, that's unacceptable.'" Less supportive of a wall is Ronald Kosinski, Caltrans' deputy district director for environmental planning. "A sound wall might make residents feel better about effects on the cemetery, Kosinski said, but 'we don't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just to make people feel good,'" according to the Times. [LAT]