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ODOT apologizes to Shoreway residents for construction noise

Posted at 11:37 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 09:46:31-04

Residents in Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway neighborhood say construction noise is keeping them awake at night and now the Ohio Department of Transportation is apologizing.

ODOT sent this message to neighbors:

For those that live near the work taking place on the Shoreway over the Lake Avenue entrance ramp, we apologize for the loud work that took place overnight during the bridge demolition operations. In our update from Wednesday, August 3, we did not include the working hours for the operations.  Work will take place 24 hours a day for the next approximately 25 days.  ODOT has made an agreement with the contractor that the loudest of operations - which include the bridge deck demolition work that took place last evening - will no longer take place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Please note that overnight work will continue and you may still hear some noise from the work. The contractor is demolishing and building a new bridge within this 25 day timeframe.

Kurtis Demmon, a student said he’s already tired of dealing with the issue.

“Why is it starting at 2 a.m.?” asked Demmon. “It shakes the entire neighborhood. I’m regretting signing my lease.”

“We’re going to try to be more courteous as we move forward,” said ODOTs Amanda McFarland. “We do apologize and we understand and we wanted to do something to make this a little bit better.”

McFarland said the entire project will be completed in the fall of 2017.