Loud noise at construction site getting to Centretown residents

Beth Richardson is about to lose it.

She quit smoking a week ago and after two weeks of construction outside of her home in Centretown, she’s close to flipping out on someone.

“It’s ridiculous, it goes on for about seven hours a day, every day,” she said.

“It’s driving me crazy.”

The iconic “yellow house” used to sit at the corner of Gladstone Ave. and Cambridge St. North but it was demolished last October.

Infrastructure for storm sewers are being installed for new townhouses.

And the noise sounds “like a giant jackhammer trying to jab through rock that’s not going anywhere. Like, constant. It doesn’t stop,” said Richardson, 26.

She works as a web and graphic designer and said she’s staying at work longer to avoid coming home to the headache.

But one neighbour is shrugging it off.

“It’s like that all over the city of Ottawa so it doesn’t bother me,” said Roy Pommainville.

“I get used to it.”

Richardson will have to get used to it, too.

“We’ll be here another month anyways,” said Kris Merkley, foreman-operator at H.Ken Brown Excavating.

“There’s just a lot of rock so that’s the way it goes, I guess.”

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