MTA to check on nighttime drilling
For years, residents’ complaints about the late night construction on the Second Avenue Subway line fell on deaf ears — until now.
The MTA has finally agreed to reassess their late night blasting, offering to send engineers to check out the nighttime volume.
Every night, the MTA must prepare the 72 Ave cavern for the next day’s blasts, breaking up large pieces of rocks, removing previously blasted material and drilling holes for explosives, MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz said.
Residents complained that these activities keep them up all night, even creating an online petition, “Stop Late Drilling,” to plead with the authority.
“Engineers offered to visit a sample of apartments to assess the noise in order to evaluate the residents experience with respect to a potential mitigation strategy,” MTA spokesperson Kevin Ortiz told Metro.
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