Utility work loud, early

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Posted: February 1, 2013

The Winchester Star

Megan McIntyre looks out a window at the construction on the Loudoun Street Mall. Her apartment is on the mall. “There’s constant noise,” the 21-year-old Shenandoah University graduate student said. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
City residents who live near the mall participate in public runs that begin and end at Runners Retreat, 135 N. Loudoun St. Crouching from left are Amy Smith and Hanna Stadem. Standing along the construction wall are Matt Peterson, Rob Childress, Karen Archibald and Emily Warner.
Megan McIntyre stands in front her home in the renovated Solenberger Building on the Loudoun Street Mall. She is one of the mall residents coping with the construction noise. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Most days, it starts right at 6 a.m.

The steady buzzing of generators.

The rhythmic beeping of dump trucks backing up.

The incessant roar of heavy equipment.

The piercing pounding of the...



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