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Outside noise on Nevill at night

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On 21 Mar 2017 at 9:33pm Dr Pepper wrote:
Can anyone else hear it? It comes and goes and sounds like a low pitch whistling all through the night; a bit like if you blow across the top of a milk bottle. Is it traffic, wind, machinery, something else? Have never heard it before .... but keeping me awake
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On 21 Mar 2017 at 10:11pm Wanderer wrote:
From what I can here it sounds like a road being resurfaced up there.
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On 21 Mar 2017 at 10:27pm Wendy wrote:
They are resurfacing the road from the prison to Offham this week at night.
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On 21 Mar 2017 at 10:32pm Dr Pepper wrote:
Ah right - thank you! The poor people that live on the road - my goodness! I can hear it on the Downs side.
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On 21 Mar 2017 at 10:52pm GirlAboutTahn wrote:
I'm just near the prison and it is blinkin' loud. All about the earplugs tonight!
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On 21 Mar 2017 at 11:01pm Grrrr wrote:
Hmmm too flamin loud... not happy
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 7:05am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
In need of an early night, I toddled off to bed around 10 last night. Soon after 11, I woke up and lay there for a while wondering why my tinnitus had got so bloody loud.
It was only when the high-pitched whine was accompanied by the bleeping "vehicle reversing" noise that I realised the noises weren't in my head.
It was gone 2 before I finally got back to sleep. We're right at the top of the Nevill, but it was still loud enough to keep me awake. It must have been hell for anyone living on Nevill Road itself.
What bright spark at County Hall thought that overnight road works in a residential area were a good idea, ffs? It's completely unreasonable.
If it's as bad again tonight, I think we should stage a sit in the road, like those airport protesters did.
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 7:39am Cynic wrote:
I guess someone's trying to offload their budget before April 1st. Use-it-or-lose-it accounting.
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 8:41am thing is wrote:
the whole house seemed to be shaking at one point. I know it's a main road but pretty near unacceptable to have this done at night. Hopefully Virgin managed to shove their cables in at the same time...
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 9:05am Dr Pepper wrote:
I think at the every least there should be some notification that there is going to be noise at night. I also thought it could be tinnitus (!) and lay awoke most of the night worrying how I was going to be able to give a 2 hour talk the following day in London on no sleep. I also worried that this noise might be a permanent fixture on the Nevill. A simple letter would have helped enormously. For the people living near the road - well, a totally different matter - my sympathy is with you! Awful.
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 9:12am The Forum Nutter wrote:
Try sleeping next to a snorer...I have contemplated murder in the wee small hours.
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 9:40am Deja Vu wrote:
@The Nutter, try a no snoring pillow - sounds like a gimmick but they do help a lot.
It's a really busy road during the day, so it makes sense to do it at night, except that overnight street work isn't usually permitted for a reason (it keeps everyone awake).
It's also unlikely Virgin have laid all the cable (I just base that on sods law), they will wait until the new road surface is laid, they will then do a patchy repair job and a ton of potholes will form taking the road surface back to how it was prior to the resurfacing... I'm just surprised the council didn't come and repaint the lines before the surface was stripped (for the full set of cockups).
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 10:16am GirlAboutTahn wrote:
I went to bed thinking 'oh well, they have to do them sometime and they can't stop the flow of traffic there in the day' but within an hour I was livid, that level of noise at night is completely ridiculous. I keep earplugs in but there's no way I would have slept without them, the house was shaking from the drilling and I could hear all the work men bantering and shouting at each other which the dogs kept barking at (not usual for them to bark in the night). I felt so awful for my neighbours with a young baby - perhaps if they had known they could have gone and stayed somewhere else for the night.
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:14pm Belladonna wrote:
They should do it in 5 hour chunks - say between 7pm and 12am. Then at least there is time to sleep for 5-6 hours for most people.
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On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:59pm Smug Cnut wrote:
I live further up the Nevill and had a sound comfortable night
Didn't really hear much just a distant hum.
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On 23 Mar 2017 at 1:50pm Frak wrote:
Just an observation - why so any downward thumbs on what all seem to be reasonable conments?


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