It’s 12:57 in the morning and right outside Jodi Pudwill’s bedroom window is the steady beep, beep, beep of a backhoe.
“They were dropping the bucket. They were scraping it across the concrete,” says Pudwill, who lives in a subdivision adjacent to construction site near Durango Drive and Farm Road.
Pudwill says she and her boyfriend suffered through the noise all night.
“Every time they would drop the bucket on the ground, the whole house would shake,” Pudwill says.
R & O Construction crews worked way into the wee hours at the Centennial Hills commercial shopping center, as late as 3 in this morning.
“Woke us out of our sleep,” Pudwill says.
The problem is it’s less than 100 yards from Pudwill’s backyard. Eventually, Pudwill gave up on the idea of a good night’s sleep.
“I’m exhausted,” Pudwill says.
Neighbor Kyle Stevenson goes to sleep very early in the evening, so he can wake up very early in the morning. But he was forced to listen to clanging construction equipment all night.
“It bugs everybody,” Stevenson says. “It’s just loud. We’re trying to sleep and it’s right behind our house.”
R & O isn’t doing anything wrong. A spokeswoman for the city tells us construction crews don’t need what she calls an “early start permit” to work overnight. A source tells 13 Action News they may be working late again later this week.
“I really may just lose my mind,” Pudwill says.
The spokeswoman for the city tells us code enforcement could go by to ask if the company would be nice enough to stop overnight work.
A source tells us they have to shut off the water to the entire shopping center to do their job. That would be tough to do during business hours.
We called R & O. We’re waiting for an answer.