Overnight Construction At Gov. Center Garage Leads To Resident Complaints

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Residents in Boston's West End and North End neighborhoods have had it with the jackhammering and demolition work at the Government Center Garage Project.

The overnight construction work has been taking place between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. since last summer. That's the only time crews can work at the site that sits on top of the Green and Orange MBTA lines.

North End resident Tony tells WBZ's James Rojas that the sound keeps him up at night and he recently called the police department to complain. He says he wrote to the city of Boston who wrote back confirming the crews had the correct permits to work during the overnight hours.

Tony, among other residents are now hoping the city can come up with a solution to silence the noise.

Now State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz is calling on City Hall to halt the overnight construction work until developer HYM, the city and the MBTA can figure out a way to allow construction while also letting his constituents get the rest they need.

In a letter to Mayor Michelle Wu and her transportation and inspectional-services chiefs, Michlewitz wrote he understands construction schedules, but since the projects conception in 2013, the surrounding neighborhoods have developed into more residential communities. He says taking that into consideration, a new construction plan "which takes their quality-of-life concerns into effect is needed immediately."

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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