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Late night overpass construction noise

From: domainremoved <Brian>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:25:29 +0000 (UTC)

To add insult to injury, this is yet another night when Caltrans has decided to pound beams into the overpass after 11 pm, in violation of the city noise ordinance, and Menlo Park PD is unwilling to do anything about it.  It's not bad enough that the new overpass lights have wrecked traffic, or that the "no right turn" signs have trapped us in our neighborhood from 3-7 weekdays.  Now, on a school night no less, the construction crews have decided that 11:15 pm is a completely acceptable time to perform high-decibel work on the overpass.
The overpass is in the city limits.  It is subject to City ordinances.  The fact that Caltrans is working near the freeway is irrelevant.  Would Menlo Park PD not enforce a DUI ordinance against a driver on the overpass?  Or reckless driving?  Caltrans and their ridiculous project that no one wanted is not above the law.
From what I can tell on Google Maps, I'm almost 1000 feet away from construction.  I can't imagine what it's like for those poor people who live behind the Oil Changers, or on Haight Street, or on the other side of 101.  Kids live there, who have school tomorrow.  How are they supposed to sleep and be ready for school tomorrow?  This is completely unacceptable.  Mistakes were made in relying on Caltran's shoddy project documentation in allowing them to even start this project, but now they're in the middle of it and there's probably no way to stop them.  If so, what the City must do at this point is set some ground rules on project noise, and prevent them from pounding multi-ton footings into the ground after bedtime on a school night.  The current situation is untenable and ridiculous.
Brian ScharLaurel AvenueMenlo Park
Received on Wed Jan 10 2018 - 23:25:29 PST

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