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Excessive noise - Danson Underpass works

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 23:09, Wednesday 3 March 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2585505.

I understand that TFL are overseeing the works currently taking place on Danson Underpass.

We accept that the works have overrun, what we do not accept is the excessive noise from the work tonight and on other occasions. It sounded like someone was firing a machine gun right outside my house. I have a small child, and I have a neurological condition where noise affects me greatly. With noise this loud, it impacts our sleep, and our work as we are working from home, and this also distresses my child. We asked the site managers in the beginning to let us know if they foresaw excessive noisy work so we could relocate if needs be, and this has not been done.

There was a microphone attached to our house to monitor the noise, now this has been taken away, we hear more noise than before. Tonight is not the only instance. If noisy work needs to take place surely do it during the day. We are used to the traffic noise and can put on noise cancelling headphones if required and divert calls to another time, it is not appropriate to be affecting our sleep and time of rest.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. You will be pleased to know that our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused while the safety works were being carried out. All works are now complete.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 08:59, Tuesday 11 May 2021

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