Residents in two city neighbourhoods may have to get used to some noisy evenings later this month.
City council has given permission to Aecon Construction to pour concrete overnight beginning around July 20 for a couple of days at the site of the new low-level bridge in Cornwall. Council had to suspend the city's noise bylaw to allow the move.
Residents along Brookdale Avenue and Water Streets near the construction site could be hearing the work which is slated to run from midnight onwards for a couple of days.
Other residents along the trucking route for the concrete could hear the roar of engines more often during the concrete pour. Concrete production will take place at a Lafarge facility located at Tenth and Adolphus streets.
"It's one of those things that has to get done," said Coun. Andre Rivette.
The canal bridge deck is to be constructed from special high-strength concrete where quality control is extremely important and harder to achieve in hot weather conditions. Aecon Construction have requested exemption from the Noise Bylaw for two nights, noting that a midnight start is necessary to avoid pouring concrete in hot temperatures.
The first pour takes place July 20, depending on weather, and the second is July 27.
Aecon has suggested that it is not possible to wait for cooler conditions because construction sequencing requires the canal bridge to be complete to continue with other project phases.