NDG residents say noise from Turcot Interchange construction getting worse
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.
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.
Beaufield-Arthurs insists that while she realizes the work is necessary, she feels Quebec’s transport ministry isn’t taking her complaints seriously.
She argues the ministry isn’t doing its part to inform residents like her about the construction situation.
“It rattled the house,” she said of the noise.
Complaints about Turcot construction are nothing new.
“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.”
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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.
Beaufield-Arthurs said officials should consider doing the same for her neighbourhood now that it is part of a 24-hour construction cycle.
Construction on the Turcot Interchange is slated to continue until summer 2018.
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