Even More Street Construction and Disturbances?

Received these emails recently:

  • I live at the corner of St. James Place and Atlantic Avenue.  Today, construction crews started digging up the street yet again - I think it's the third time in three years.  I asked the crew what was going on and they said that they're first testing the water pipes and then plan on digging up more of the street to replace water pipes.  I said "The street was just paved.  Does that mean that there's no coordination between street paving and water mains?"  The guy replied with a smile, "Yes."  I was pretty horrified by this - what a waste of tax dollars.  I noticed them digging on Waverly as well.  I'd like to try to find the most productive way to suggest to the Bloomberg administration that coordination of road work may save lots of unneeded spending.  Thoughts?
  • There was a road construction crew at the intersection of Gates and Waverly working until 3 AM last night, making lots of noise and rattling the buildings. How on earth is it legal to do work that late at night? I called 311 around 12:40, and they claimed they'd send someone out to investigate. Of course, the work continued for another 2.5 hours.

Apparently National Grid is not held to noise pollution rules, and may work 24-7.

Anyone else being kept up late?