Sounds of late night drilling will ring through downtown for next month

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Over the next four weeks, people living downtown might notice a loud drilling late at night. Crews are working overnight shifts and installing a new water line and tracks for the new street car. City officials told FOX 4 the jack hammering can continue until 11:30 p.m. every weeknight.

"The jack hammering is an issue and that's something we realized," said Sean Demory, with the city's public works department. "We've talked to our contractors and they are basically doing loud work like the work behind us until 11:30 p.m.," he said.

Demory said crews are doing the work overnight so there's a minimum impact on local businesses, and less traffic.

He told FOX 4 there will be several chunks of time where there is a water outage, and want that to happen when most people are asleep. He said the water pipes being replaced are nearly 100 years old. The construction crews will work from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. for the next month.

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