Neighbors say Nashville skyscraper construction keeps them up at night

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN ) – Construction of a 45-story building at Fifth Avenue North and Church Street is keeping some people up at night.

The construction company responsible said as building becomes more complete, construction noise will lessen.

The 505 project is expected to be 45 floors with around 550 residences on the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Church Street.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2017, but neighbors are complaining about some night time construction being done by the lead contractor, Archer Western Construction.

A News 2 viewer sent video taken from her balcony on Monday night. In the video, loud construction is going on, including jackhammering and loud machinery.

The viewer, who did not want to be identified, said the noise kept her from getting sleep.

On Tuesday, News 2 went to the construction site to get answers.

The senior project manager for Archer Western Construction said the nighttime construction is necessary to facilitate road closures that would negatively impact traffic during the day.

“We are trying to be good neighbors,” Brian Evans said. “We understand it is noisy but we are permitted by Metro to do the road closures at night.”

He continued, “Every week we send a construction note to our neighboring buildings and businesses to let them know of night time work. “

Evans provided an email sent to the property manager of the building where the resident complained.

The property manager also told News 2 a representative for the 505 project plans to speak to residents at the building’s next board meeting to address concerns.

He also said others with concerns about the construction noise should contact him or Giarratana, LLC by going to the 505 Nashville website.

Remaining closures for this week:

Eastbound lane of Church Street from Sixth Avenue North to Fifth Avenue North:

  • Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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