Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flagler Drive at Dyer Road expected to re-open in mid-November | www.mypalmbeachpost.com

You've seen pictures of this project on this blog recently. It was obvious as an observer that the neighbors around the West Palm Beach side of the work getting the worse end of the deal. Diesel fumes, noise, lights during night work, etc. There is a house "for sale" right at the corner of Dyer Road that won't likely be sold until the work is finished.

Here is one resident's reaction to the 24 hour work schedule this past weekend.
The plastic surgeon said noise from 24-hour work Saturday into Sunday kept him up all night, and forced him to cancel three surgeries Monday.
“They haven’t planned well, and the thing is a mess,” Dr. Rosenthal said. “Workers have left trash on the street. It is just a joke. They gave us five days’ notice they would start the drilling for four months. It is corporate misconduct. They have done whatever they have wanted.”
And this:
Rosenthal said he was not given notice about Saturday’s overnight work, which was originally supposed to have been completed by then. He and his wife returned from out of town to find out it was still going on. He questioned why only email notifications have been sent out, but no notices have been placed on residents’ doors.
“I would have stayed in a hotel, but by the time I figured it out, it was 10 o’clock,” Rosenthal said.
In addition to noise from diesel-fueled equipment being used to place a conduit under the Intracoastal, there was the “beep-beep” of trucks backing up and down the street all night, he said.