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RE: [MPD-5D] Re: New York Avenue Construction

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  • Manlapaz, Wilfredo (MPD)
    We have already made notifications to DDOT and DCRA, please see below regarding their response. They are investigating the issue. From: Lisle, John (DDOT)
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 27, 2012

      We have already made notifications to DDOT and DCRA, please see below regarding their response. They are investigating the issue.



      From: Lisle, John (DDOT)
      Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 1:25 PM
      To: Manlapaz, Wilfredo (MPD)
      Cc: Bellamy, Terry (DDOT); Powell, Jeffrey (DDOT)
      Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] New York Avenue Construction


      Crews are working on the New York Avenue Bridge Project overnight because that is the only time they can safely work over the Metrorail tracks. However, we checked with the construction managers today and there is no jackhammering being done at night on this project. There is a private development under construction in the same vicinity and it has been reported that work is being conducted at that site overnight. A Public Space inspector from DDOT will visit the site, we will contact the permit holders, and we have notified DCRA of the potential noise issue.


      Please feel free to call me if you have any additional concerns or comments.


      John Lisle

      Director of Communications, DDOT





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      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of iraultman
      Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:03 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Re: New York Avenue Construction



      Officer Rapp (5D) responded to a call I made regarding this same issue last night around 1AM. He was very nice, but said that MPD had no real jurisdiction regarding this type of noise complaint. But I can assure you that your officers on our beat can attest to the constant construction noise along the 200 block of R St .

      This construction has continued for nearly 3 months now with no real end in sight. They have made no efforts to mitigate project noise at all. I live next to the train tracks so I am no stranger to ambient noises, but this is an incessant jack-hammering noise that penetrates into our homes and continues from midnight-until 5am every weekday morning.

      If MPD has limited or no jurisdiction to help us, then can you pass this along to the proper parties. I would rather not pull a cop off the beat for a complaint of this type, but it was what 311 instructed me to do when I called.

      I appreciate why the General Contractor needs to continue to work at night to limit traffic disruption and for worker safety, but with minimal effort they can erect temporary screening that will mitigate the noise that travels into residential areas. There are several other construction techniques that can be used and should have been included in the Scope of Work for the contractor considering the proximity to residential neighborhoods and the nature of the work This needs to be addressed immediately.

      Bert Aultman

      --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "rebecca" <beckydewell@...> wrote:

      > Thank you to all of you for looking into this - even if the construction
      doesn't stop, I feel better knowing you're addressing our concerns. We'll invest in some ear plugs.
      > --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com,
      "Aurigemma, Daniel (MPD)" <daniel.aurigemma@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. The
      construction crew has been working on the bridge for about a month. We have been monitoring the traffic flow, but we will also monitor the noise emanating from their work as well. Please continue to call us, and we will have a unit to respond and look into it. Thank you, Captain Aurigemma
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rebecca
      > > Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 8:06 AM
      > > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [MPD-5D] New
      York Avenue Construction
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Several times over the last month, I've been woken up between
      3:30-5AM due to construction noise at the New York Avenue road construction site (by FL Ave ). It sounds like they are using heavy jackhammer-type equipment, which can be heard on the 200 block of R ST NE. I've called 311 to lodge a noise complaint more than once, but it keeps happening. Do they have a permit that allows them to violate noise ordinances? Or do the noise ordinances not apply to the construction site? What type of recourse do we have to stop this type of work in the very early morning?
      > >
      > > Thanks.
      > >

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