The City of Dixon warns residents of noisy construction activity beginning this Friday, suggesting the vibrations and commotion could be so disruptive that nearby residents may want to find somewhere else to stay.
Here's the letter they sent out:
Dear Dixon Residents and Businesses,
The purpose of this letter is to advise you of upcoming construction activity in your neighborhood.
The West B Street Undercrossing Project will replace the existing at-grade pedestrian and bicycle crossing of the railroad tracks with an underground tunnel including stairs, ramps for the disabled, lighting, and landscaping. Construction will take approximately one year to complete. Most construction activity will occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, to complete some key tasks, three weekends in late September and October will involve night work with increased noise and vibration levels.
The exact schedule is subject to final approval by the Union Pacific Railroad however, in order to provide the public with advance notice, the City is providing the following schedule based on the information available at this time.
Friday, September 27 from approximately 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, September 28, and repeated on Saturday, September 28, from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, September 29: sheet-piling tasks will occur that will cause ground vibrations. Other construction equipment will be operated that will cause noise through the night.
Friday, October 4, from approximately 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, and repeated on Friday, October 11, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14: construction will take place that includes equipment engines, back-up alarms, and other construction related noises. Noise levels will vary over the weekends depending on the work task being completed.
The amount of noise and vibration you experience will vary based on a number of factors including distance from the construction site, the age of your building (newer buildings typically have more insulation and dual pane windows that reduce noise), and other background noises in your home and neighborhood.
The noises and vibrations may also agitate pets. You may want to keep your pets indoors.
The following are a few tips that may reduce the amount of noise you hear:
Keep all doors and windows closed;
Turn on the television or music to provide background noise.
If you find that you are still disturbed by the noise or vibrations, you may want to stay with friends or family outside of the construction area. If you do not have anyone else to stay with, you may want to stay at a local hotel. Two local hotels have agreed to provide a discounted rate to residents impacted by the projects.
Please contact Janet Koster, at 707-678-7051 x 104 or email@example.com, for more information.Thank you for your patience during the construction of this important project.
Do you live in the affected area? What are your thoughts on the project?