American Society of Civil Engineers

Dealing with Nighttime Construction Nuisances

by Cliff J. Schexnayder, F.ASCE, (Eminent Scholar, Del E. Webb School of Constr., Arizona State Univ., Box 870204, Tempe, AZ 85287-0204)

Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 4, No. 2, May 1999, pp. 77-82, (doi:

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: Because of the high traffic volumes during the normal workday on major urban transportation corridors, many construction operations are now being conducted during the nighttime. Nighttime work requirements have in turn precipitated an increase in disturbances to adjacent property owners. This paper presents an overview of two different approaches to the mitigation of nighttime construction nuisances. The mitigation practices used on the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project and the Salt Lake City I-15 project are enumerated.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Community relations
Construction management
Construction sites
Night time