VIDEO: Roadworks that kept actor up all night

A Lancaster actor was kept awake through the early hours by roadworks taking place outside his city centre flat.

Santiago Acevedo, who lives in North Road, said heavy machinery including jackhammers was being used by workmen in Damside Street between the hours of 12.30am and 5am last Thursday.

Roadworks were carried out through the night.

Roadworks were carried out through the night.

And he said residents had no prior warning of the disturbance.

The work was being carried out by United Utilities. Santiago, who is originally from Spain, said: “I couldn’t believe it. We have previously had work carried out on the pavements from 6am but never through the night like this.

“Nobody let the residents know it was going to happen, which was concerning.

“I don’t believe it’s fair. We are prepared for a certain amount of noise at the weekends around here as we are right in the city centre but during the week we are not expecting it.”
Santiago, who has lived in North Road since last November, added: “The machinery was left standing during the day.

“I made some enquires with some local businesses and they said they received letters informing them about the work.

“But the businesses close by 6pm, and the residents who live in the street where the noise is being created haven’t been informed.”

A United Utilities spokesman said: “Last week we carried out resurfacing work on part of the one way system in Lancaster over two consecutive nights.

“We’re very sorry for any noise disturbance this work may have caused some local residents.

“Unfortunately the late night work was necessary to avoid significant traffic delays in the day during peak times.”