Raleigh resurfacing project keeping some residents awake

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An ABC11 Eyewitness says loud late-night construction keeps her awake (WTVD)

Construction crews at work during all hours of the night are keeping some residents awake in southeast Raleigh.

A project to resurface a portion of Rock Quarry Road, from Jones Sausage Road to Whitefield Road, began on Monday. The project is scheduled to be completed by Friday, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Julie Bell says the project has kept her and her daughter awake the past two nights.

"I woke up to this loud noise, and I was trying to figure out where it was coming from - sounded like big diesel trucks," Bell said.

Raleigh resurfacing project is keeping some residents up at night

Bell said the rumbling sounds of construction started after 11 p.m. and continued throughout the night on both Monday and Tuesday.

She wants to know why the construction doesn't take place during the day instead. NCDOT representative Steve Abbott said crews can get more work done at night.

"They're not allowed to close any lanes during rush hour." Abbot said. "It takes about an hour or so to set up for the paving work, and it takes about an hour to sort of break down, so you're only able to get four, maybe five hours of work during the day."

Abbott said this helps to cut costs, and to move crews through residential neighborhoods more quickly because the amount of hours needed to complete the project isn't spread out over a longer period of several days.

Raleigh resurfacing project is keeping some residents up at night

The resurfacing of Rock Quarry Road is just part of a larger project by the NCDOT to repave 21.42 miles of road.

That project kicked off on July 2 and is expected to be completed Oct. 31, 2015.

You can check out the maps for the project here.

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