Fayetteville residents dealing with an earful

October 13, 2010 9:25:45 PM PDT
Some residents in Fayetteville say noise from round-the-clock construction of the new Interstate 295 Bypass is preventing them from getting a good night's sleep."Clink, clinck ... bump, bump, clink, clink, and you look outside at night its looks like a stadium next door," resident Melvin Goode said.

For several weeks, Goode and his neighbors have had to endure around the clock work.

"Noise wise its steady, its 24/7, day and night," resident William Emerson said.

Crews are working, digging and hauling out tons of dirt to help build up sections of the 295 Bypass that will loop around Fayetteville.

Homeowners say they are just a few hundred feet from the work and the only peace they get is around 5:30 p.m., when the day shift quits work and the night shift hasn't started yet.

For now, a lot of the work centers around Murchinson Road, which will become a new gateway onto Fort Bragg.

Emerson says he and his neighbors didn't realize just how close the bypass would be to their backyards.

"My problem is what about the value of our property now that you are going to have all that noise on 295," he said.

Residents say they've heard talk that a noise wall will be built to shield their homes, but say that's not for sure.

In the meantime, Department of Transportation engineers say the around the clock excavation work should end late next month.

But Goode says it may be a sign of what's to come down the road.

"We just sit back and close the windows and try to sleep, the dogs bark all night cause its aggravating to them," he said.

Meanwhile, military leaders say the bypass will eventually provide Fort Bragg with a vital link to Interstate 95.

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