OVERNIGHT "SOIL BORING" COULD DISTURB DOWNTOWN BETHESDA RESIDENTS MARCH 4-15 - EXCLUSIVE!
If you live near the Capital Crescent Trail tunnel between Bethesda Row and Waverly Street in downtown Bethesda, there could be some noisy nights ahead in March.
A Baltimore company, E2CR, Inc., plans to perform exploratory soil borings inside the tunnel between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM from March 5-15. You know, the hours most people are trying to sleep, right?
The company has requested a noise waiver from Montgomery County to perform the work. If you have questions or complaints about the proposed work, call Steve Martin of the Montgomery County Department of the Environment at 240-777-7746 this week.
No decibel level has been given for the work, so it is unclear just how loud it will be. Obviously, it is a level that will exceed the nighttime rules.
The work is related to the future construction of the Purple Line light rail line between Bethesda and New Carrollton. My understanding is that they are doing this at night so that trail users will be unaffected during the day.
Blasting in the day!
Boring in the night!
What will happen next?