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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As work continues on the LBJ Express Project – so does the noise. Now a number of homeowners are complaining that they can’t sleep, because loud jackhammers are being used at all hours of the night.

In the effort to minimize traffic problems, a lot of work along LBJ is being done in the middle of the night. Recently neighbors have gotten up from their beds to record and document the clamoring going on in the dead of night.

Residents who live near LBJ and Welch have complained that they not only hear the noise, but also feel the vibration.

Denise Cool lives on Thunder Road and says the noise inside her home is torturous. “It’ll arose you from your sleep and you’ll have to put a pillow over your head. Then it will come up through the ground, so you put pillows on both sides.”

But some residents, like Brenda Jones, say the noise isn’t a problem. “It just simply does not bother us, “ she said. You hear a little bit of the thud, thump, thump, but it is just not bad at all.”

There have been enough complaints though that managers have made changes to the multi-million dollar project. Executives with the LBJ Express Project say instead of hammering from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., they will change the allowable hours for the compressed air drilling to between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday morning the promise was being adhered to. A CBS 11 News crew spent the early morning hours in the area and all was quiet.

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