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Man Sues GDOT Over I-85 Nightime Construction Repairs

Neighbors also think GDOT should stop overnight repairs

April 12, 2017

WSB-TV2 in Atlanta reports Tyler Gaston, a resident of the Optimist Lofts apartment complex hear the section of I-85 bridge collapse, has filed suit against the Georgia Department of Transportation for making too much noise while they repair the bridge.

Watch WSB-TV2's report here.

Gaston says he is sleep-deprived and has other health issues due to the round-the-clock construction work. He is requesting construction to get I-85 repaired and functional for the already distressed Atlanta commuters be limited to a start time of 7 a.m. and stop time of 10 p.m. Gaston also wants jackhammers and other tools of the trade to stop between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.  On weekends, Gaston feels construction should start three hours later, at 10 a.m.

Several of Gaston's neighbors also think GDOT should stop overnight repairs and feel they should get " some sort of compensation for not having an enjoyable living experience because that’s what you pay for in any apartment."

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has already issued an executive order suspending some of the construction repair between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to help ease traffic congestion and prohibited non-local traffic in certain areas to ensure access for first responders and to hospitals as drivers seek different routes to get where they're going.

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