Continuous Work on I-35W Irritating Residents in the Area

August 24, 2018 10:16 PM

Work is in full swing on the massive I-35W: Downtown to the Crosstown Project.

Dirt is being moved and concrete is being crushed and poured making for noise through the night. 


For those living near the work site, it's the continuous work through the night that's working their nerves.

"I'm exhausted," Dale Haley said. 

From Dale's condo, he has an amazing view of downtown Minneapolis. His view looks right over the construction taking place on Interstate 35W and Interstate 94.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation's contractor is doing overnight work between Franklin Avenue and at 15th Street.

MnDOT has an agreement with the city that permits some types of work outside of the city's noise ordinance hours.

Concrete crushing goes on until 11 p.m. and demolition work takes place at all hours during weekend closures. On weekdays, the contractor cannot pile drive, crush concrete, cut concrete or do demolition overnight.

MnDOT said it is aware of the concerns.

Overnight work will continue through the remainder of the project, which is scheduled to be complete in fall of 2021.


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