Life in a construction zone a dusty, noisy condition

I live at the end of Timothy Drive in Red Deer next to an apartment development.

I live at the end of Timothy Drive in Red Deer next to an apartment development. I have been dealing with construction for seven months.

Of those seven months at least six days of week of construction noise, contractors blocking the streets and blocking access to my driveway, dump trucks driving down the alleys till 9 p.m. with tractor trailers attached, dump trucks speeding down the street spreading dust everywhere, our streets are a mess,

I can’t open my windows without dusting my house and disturbing our new born.

Contractors trespass on our neighbours’ property and drive large equipment on their driveway without permission. Large tractor trailers back down the street causing traffic issues and possible collisions.

I have been getting attitude from contractors about these issues. There is no care and attention taken or courtesy taken to accommodate the residences surrounding the neighborhood.

It is an active construction area but at the same time its a residential area full of families and construction companies can’t be ignorant of that and hide behind, “It’s a construction zone.”

My family has lost all enjoyment of our home due to this mess and the constant noise six days a week bordering our property and problems with contractors and are considering moving because of it.

I am new to this area and wasn’t present for the council meetings for zoning for this area, but there should be more controls in place to monitor activities of these companies and how they impact the existing neighbourhood. The residences should not have shoulder this problem due to progress and development.

Dylan Read

Red Deer

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