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Noisy road project leaves neighbors awake and angry

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's not the wake-up call some Mission Valley neighbors want -- beeping horns, loud machinery and slamming heavy equipment all night long.

It all adds up to sleepless nights, and some residents want to know why it's happening.

After two sleepless nights, Dave and Lisa Wenzler used a cell phone to record the construction project on Friars Road below their apartment complex. The Wenzlers say the work starts at 9 p.m. and grinds away until 5 in the morning, and is much noisier than the Charger Games at Qualcomm Stadium across the street.

"This is much louder, I'd say at least twice as loud," Lisa said.

Residents received a notice from the city that warns of overnight noise due to the construction of Fire Station 45, but the dates on that notice look like a typo.

"And it says January 2014 through June 2015," Dave said.

The public works department says the work overnight underway right now is simply a repaving project on Friars that's unrelated to the fire station which means even more sleepless nights for the Wenzlers.

"That's insanity. Kids that need to go to school and we all need our sleep," Lisa said.

Residents are wondering why if Friars simply needs repaving, crews can't shut down a few lanes of traffic during the day.

Arman Loberia says big trucks rattle the building which wakes up his dog Ziggy and causes him to bark.

"The dog always barks and the tenants call the managers and says hey the dog's barking. Well, there's a reason for it… construction," Arman said.

And that construction notice states if residents have questions, to simply contact the city.

"The first night (Lisa) sent an email through the flyer that we got. Last night, I called and we've heard nothing back from the city," Dave said.

The public works department did respond to CBS News 8 late Wednesady afternoon. The repaving project will have one more all night shift. No word yet on how many all-nighters construction crews will pull installing new traffic signals for the fire station.

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