I was driving through Spokane a couple days ago with a couple friends from Olympia and a backseat full of kids. There was a lot of complaining about all the construction we kept running into (I admit, a lot of that complaining came from me, despite the fact that the construction keeps me in a job). One of my friends asked why they don’t do all construction work overnight on the east side of the state like they do in her neck of the woods. Well, this is why.

This is an article and video from the WSDOT blog demonstrating how loud pavement grinding can be at 2 in the morning. Apparently, some people have compared it to the sound of airplanes landing. Yikes, that’s loud! So would you rather listen to that all night when you have to work at 7 a.m. or spent an extra 10 minutes a day stuck in traffic because of construction? Yeah, I’ll quit complaining now.

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