"It’s an inconvenience on everybody’s part right now."
"It’s a little dusty over there and you can start coughing and stuff," says Carolyn Sherboneau.
All of that because of the contractors working on the pile of rubble. The DOT says the work is for a reason. And it’s a good one. They think that the debris is causing a distraction to drivers on the arterial.
"A few pieces that are sticking up. We just want to make sure to knock those down, so it’s more of a low laying pile than something that sticks out there," says Jim Piccola, DOT.
But they're not just clearing all of the rebar and rubble because it’s a distraction to drivers on the arterial.
"Stabilizing the pile. Making a path around the back side and picking up any debris that has slid underneath the actual bridge or viaduct,” says Piccola.
They say they need that space just in case they need to do more inspections on the arterial. As for Charlie Sweet at bargain grocer, he says he and his customers are trying to look on the bright side.
"You've got to stay focused on the positive and the positive is its going to be great we've just got to get through the labor pains of it," says Sweet.
The DOT says that the current work on the pile of rubble will be completed by the end of this week.
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