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Melville Residents Complain About Noisy, Sickening Roadwork

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Construction on Route 110 is seen from Gwynne Road - Melville, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Construction on Route 110 is seen from Gwynne Road – Melville, NY – Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

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MELVILLE, NY (CBSNewYork) - The road construction along busy Route 110 in Melville is not only causing problems for drivers. Some residents say the noisy project is making them sick.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

A mother of three who lives on Gwynne Road was nearly in tears as she described the constant noise from the Route 110 construction project.

“It’s a constant banging. It’s a constant drilling,” he woman, who wanted to remain anonymous told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall on Wednesday. “My kids aren’t sleeping. They work at night. They work during the day. When you leave, you’re going to have a horrible taste in your mouth, like an acidy, chalky taste. It’s from all the dust.”

She said one of her children is getting headaches.

After about a half hour, Hall herself experienced that acid taste in her mouth and her throat burned.

Chris, who lives a few doors down, said the view from his front door used to be trees. Now, it’s backhoes, cranes, and large bulldozers.

“You can actually feel the foundation shutter in the house,” he said.

The DOT says it intends to look into and address residents’ concerns.

The project is still two years away from completion.

Are you in the area? Have you heard the noise? Share your story in the comments section below!

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