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City Says Construction Till 2am OK

The city of Lansing and MDOT have partnered together to take part in a million dollar project along Martin Luther King Boulevard, from the bridge to Victor street.

But as our Nick Perreault explains homeowners are upset with the city and crews for working through all hours of the night.

Steam rollers and patching crews sure are loud in the afternoon, but Jon Miles says imagine that at 2am.

"You hear the rumbling, the ground kind of shakes," said Homeowner Jon Miles.

Miles lives just four houses away from MLK along Woodbine where he says he can actually feel the work MDOT crews are doing as part of a week long million dollar project.

"The street needs work, we are thankful that it's getting done, but to go till two in the morning is ridiculous," Miles said.

"They do have clearance to do that," said Lansing's Chief Operations Officer Chad Gamble.

But Lansing's COO Chad Gamble says Mayor Bernero has signed off on noise waivers, giving the ok for crews to work past the usual 8pm deadline.

"The milling operations are loud, but the counter to that is having multiple lanes being worked on where normally 30,000 vehicles

per day would travel down there and cause major backups and increase the probability of accidents," Gamble said.

Chad Gamble understands it's hardly what homeowners would like to see or hear, but says by the mayor granting noise waivers, the work will get done in 5 to 8 days compared to without it.

But Miles hopes over the next week crews will knock it off around 10.

"People got to go to work and kids have got to go to school, if you're going tired, it makes for a long day the next day," Miles said.

Gamble says those upset can see the long term gain of fresh asphalt, instead of the short-term headache.

The city of Lansing tells 6News neighbors should expect crews to work up until that 2am hour on Friday and Saturday of this week.

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