Incomplete Hoboken road work
Driving residents nuts – Incomplete Hoboken Road Work
If you’re even half-awake, you’ll know that there are many spots in Hoboken with metal plates covering some kind of hole in the street.
Whether it’s some work to repair our (way out of warranty and one-foot in the grave) infrastructure – or other situation that requires these plates to prevent cars from finding a tunnel to the center of the earth – they’re all over the place.
However, Hoboken resident Alison isn’t too happy – especially with one on a highly-trafficked county road. What can she do?
Banging metal plate on Willow disturbing the peace in Hoboken
I live near 12th street and Willow Avenue, right at the corner few weeks ago the city set up metal plates. As soon as a car drives on it, a very loud sound occurs. It is very very very annoying, especially in the night. Everyone in the building is disturbed.
Is there any way the city could put something between the plate and the street in order to ease the noise? Or find out any solution?”
She measured the sound – which peaks out at over 90 decibels.
In her home, at night, when everyone is trying to sleep.
While this level of sound isn’t considered hazardous to health according to OSHA standards (you’d need two hours of this noise continuously in order for it to begin to be dangerous), I can imagine it disrupting the peace.
What would you do if you were Alison?
I’ll tell you this much – try living near some intersections on Washington Street. Those moon-surface streets combined with heavy construction haulers – exceeds 100db, and actually registers on the Richter scale. She might want to consider herself a bit lucky!