Phoenix couple say nearby I-17 construction is shaking home, causing damage

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A Phoenix couple say construction near their neighborhood is shaking their home. Crews are working to improve drainage near I-17 and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. While the works are supposed to help drain rainwater, some people nearby say it is damaging their homes.

“The biggest issue is the increased traffic, the noise during the day and the construction congestion from it all,” said Paul Shanks.

After dealing with construction work nearby for months, he says the situation has recently worsened. His wife, Maria Raley, works from home and says the noise and rattling has become a nuisance.

“You heard the windows start to vibrate early in the morning and then at some point our front door started shaking like someone was trying to open it,” she said. She and her husband say the construction machinery is physically shaking their home. Paul thinks it also caused a giant hole in the ceiling of his garage. “Thursday night when we came back from dinner we backed up and I got out of the car and said wow the ceiling fell on your car.”

They are now dealing with insurance, trying to get their house and car repaired. And after two years living in this house, they say they plan to move.

“We have to. The traffic is so bad because of construction and everything,” Shanks said. “The downside is the market is so bad you can’t get anywhere. So we’re stuck here for another month and a half at least.

We contacted ADOT, but they were unavailable for comment. This project should be completed in 2023.

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