This past weekend COMET President Roe Daraio, who also lives on 70th Street, was lying in bed and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and at about 11:00 pm she also felt them. The vibrations were low, but still unnerving. Lo and behold, a resident on Calamus Avenue in Woodside reached out and said while she was trying to sleep at approximately 11:00 pm she could hear an annoying humming noise but felt no vibrations.
Our Block Captain on Kneeland Avenue in Elmhurst took a ride around the area with his wife at about 11:00 pm on Monday night to see if they could find the source of the problem and found lights on and a lot of noise as construction work was going on at 73rd Place between 51st Avenue and South Railroad Avenue.
We reached out to the Department of Design & Construction (DDC) and they found a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection issued to a contractor to work 24-hours a day for the purpose of installing new sewer connections on 73rd Place/South Railroad Avenue and at the intersection of 73rd Place /51st Avenue, a total of 600 feet. This location falls into Councilman Holden's district and his office is checking with the agency to see if the contractor is monitoring vibrations.
A big thank you to Howard and his wife for their detective work!!
It's important that you notify someone if something out of the ordinary is going on before the problem escalates. If you're not sure what to do, you can reach out to COMET and "contact us" on our website at www.cometcivic.com.