Construction noise keeping residents up at night
McCracken County, Ky.- It's not the barrels blocking off miles of I-24 that are bothering Gene Edwards. He's more bothered by the sounds of a bulldozer and the bright lights shining into his bedroom. He lives miles away from the construction site, but right next door to where the state is bring all the asphalt from the interstate.
Specifically, the trucks banging their tailgates," he said. "They drop that bed real fast, the tailgate hits real hard, that's a really loud noise."
Edwards said he knows there has to be some noise as crews do their jobs, but he says the sounds are excessive. He said he thinks there's a simple solution: move the pile.
"When you start doing the math, as far as the recycling part of it, this is best for the taxpayers at this point," he said.
"At some point there's a limit to what you can do to try to be a good neighbor, but we're going to do what we can to help out,' he said.