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I-680 work to create noise, vibration

Original post made on Jun 14, 2011

Crack and seat work involves chopping pavement into smaller sections and reseating it to create a smoother road surface. Due to the machinery involved and the amount of road surface affected, the project is expected to create noise and vibration during the hours of operation.

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Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

OMG, that must have been what I heard all last night!
I was awakened about 3-4 times by dull thuds coming over the hills from the East at 2:30, 3, etc.
Thud sounds every 2 seconds lasting for 10-20 minutes. Then stopping. Then starting up at later times.
At first, I thought that the wind was blowing something losse that was thumping in my backyard. I actually got out of bed and went outside to look, but it was coming from farther away. Almost called the police, but couldn't figure out what the sound was to report it.
What a sleepless night I got!
Would have been nice to know ahead of time....and probably would have shut my windows IF I'd known. (NO THANKS TO CAL TRANS at all!! Lousy jerks!)
I pity the people living closer to 680, because I'm AT LEAST 2 MILES AWAY!!

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Posted by Jayne and John S.
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Glad for the info on the freeway. And be sure and let us know; down here in Alamo, when they will be coming our way. We do live where we will have the noise coming on strong. And maybe can run away for those days. Thanks!.

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Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Jun 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Jayne/John: Good luck on finding anyone to tell you that type of "noise location" detail beforehand.
I doubt that Cal Trans will take on that type of responsibility.....or that the concern for you will even cross their minds.

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jun 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I heard it too....get over it you what. If you enjoy proximity to freeway access there will be freeway repair once every 20 years...sheese....just ask "American"..this is part of living in an industrialized society, freeway repair is a good thing!

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