Neighbors say new construction in Midtown keeps them up at night

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A construction project in Midtown Nashville has been keeping neighbors up at all hours of the night.

Buckingham Companies’ new mixed-used development called Aertson Midtown, formerly nicknamed Buckingham Midtown, broke ground on Wednesday.

But improvements to utility services in the area have been under way for a few weeks.

When the private contractors dig under Broadway, near 21st Avenue South, they’re required to work between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., to lessen the impact on traffic.

But people that live nearby are feeling the effects.

There are several apartment and condo buildings within a few hundred feet of the development, including Twenty & Grand, The Adelicia and the Barbizon Apartments.

Residents whose windows face toward Broadway say the noise is waking them up each night.

Lauren Carter, a grad student who lives nearby, says it’s impossible to sleep while crews are working.

“I think it’s starting to affect my daily life because I can’t get sleep,” said Carter. “And I know it’s not just me.”

Other neighbors and building managers also reached out to News 2 about the disturbances.

Buckingham Companies sent News 2 the following statement:

“Buckingham Companies is working closely with Metro Nashville Public Works to ensure work at the site is conducted in a manner that is courteous to neighbors while also in compliance with local and state regulations.”

A spokesperson for Metro Public Works said officials plan to send inspectors to the site in the future to make sure the city’s noise ordinance is not violated.

A TDOT spokeswoman said the department asked the crews to work at night to avoid a traffic gridlock, which would ultimately impact far more people.

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