March 3, 2017 3:35 pm
Updated: March 3, 2017 6:42 pm

NDG residents say noise from Turcot Interchange construction getting worse

WATCH ABOVE: Noise coming from construction on the Turcot Interchange continues to be unbearable, according to residents in the area. Global's Billy Shields reports.


Sheryl Beaufield-Arthurs says she has put up with construction on the Turcot Interchange, on the corner of Girouard and Saint-Jacques streets, for a year already.

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Wednesday night, she said she snapped because the noise was just too much.

“There’s constantly the brakes, the revving of the engine, the beeping back to back up – just a lot, a lot of noise,” she told Global News.

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Beaufield-Arthurs insists that while she realizes the work is necessary, she feels Quebec’s transport ministry isn’t taking her complaints seriously.

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She argues the ministry isn’t doing its part to inform residents like her about the construction situation.

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“It rattled the house,” she said of the noise.

Complaints about Turcot construction are nothing new.

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“They didn’t realize how close their working to residents here,” explained city councillor Peter McQueen.

“This is closer than anywhere down in the Sud-Ouest.”

A water main broke recently, and a local upholstery business launched a class-action campaign to sue the provincial government after he said his business slowed to a trickle.

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Beaufield-Arthurs insists the situation just keeps getting worse.

In other areas of the construction site, officials have tried to curb the noise by equipping trucks with a “flat” and is less obtrusive siren when vehicles are backing up.

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Beaufield-Arthurs said officials should consider doing the same for her neighbourhood now that it is part of a 24-hour construction cycle.

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Construction on the Turcot Interchange is slated to continue until summer 2018.

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