Neighbors: Wendover Ave. Resurfacing Noise is Tolerable

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The beginning of week two of the Wendover Ave. resurfacing project was on pause Monday morning, due to rainy overnight weather.

Progress is visible, as the inside lane of W. Wendover Ave. is nearly entirely re-surfaced, and up to two lanes at portions of E. Wendover Ave. already appear re-surfaced.

As week one neared the end, several neighbors said their concerns about construction noise have weakened.

"I wasn't sure what it was going to be like," explained Donnie Wilson, whose lives where Terminal St. hits a dead end at Wendover Ave.

He said, "The first night was kinda loud, but other than that, I ain't had no problem with it."

Brian Obey, who lives on Ashland Dr. facing Wendover Ave., said, "It is loud, I mean not the point it's unbearable, but I can't leave my door open. It can get overwhelming. It was a bit (loud) last night, but they (NC DOT workers) do move pretty quickly, so it (construction) doesn't last very long."

He added, "I work third shifts, so it doesn't really bother me overnight. But, Thursdays and Fridays are my nights of, and last night, I really did get to have the full experience of it."

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) said it expects the project to continue through Thursday, Oct. 2, but construction could end sooner if weather does not interfere. Work is allowed Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The project is a resurfacing of a two-mile stretch along Wendover Ave. between Clifton Rd. and W. Market St.

This project is part of annual resurfacing maintenance contracts. NC DOT said it reviews roads in all of the division and routinely re-surfaces roads that are beginning to crack.

This resurfacing project is essentially a continuation of re-surfacing on Wendover Ave. last summer on a stretch from Battleground Ave. to Market St.

NC DOT said the project is estimated to cost the state approximately $1.1 million and will entail only resurfacing--not restructuring--of the roadway.

People who live in surrounding neighborhoods have expressed concern about light and noise disturbances from overnight work.

NC DOT division engineer Patty Eason said DOT has discussed these concerns with construction workers and reminded the workers not to slam their truck doors. She said workers also are being asked to use spotters, instead of backup alarms.

What do you think? Have you experienced overnight noise disturbance, as a result of the resurfacing project? Tweet @MeghannMollerus and watch WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show Monday for live traffic updates, as week two of the project commences.


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