Nights will be quieter in Austin Texas, as officials have approved a measure restricting overnight concrete pouring in the downtown area. The ordinance expires after 120 days, but puts in place a process to find a more permanent solution. According to the Austin Monitor:
Following lengthy discussion and public input, City Council unanimously passed an interim ordinance Thursday [limiting] overnight concrete pouring in parts of downtown from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
At issue is the fact that the overnight pours are disruptive to residents trying to sleep during the night hours. Critics say that restricting pours to the day hours will cause traffic congestion, put worker safety in jeopardy during the hot months, and could impact the structural integrity of construction.