The I-4 Ultimate project is going to transform the Central Florida region, its backers claim, by boosting the economy and reducing traffic congestion. An Orlando woman who lives near the project says demolition work along the interstate is ruining her home.
She recently filed a construction lawsuit against SGL Constructors (Skanska-Granite-Lane). She says she contacted SGL in the past about damage to her property, and filed a claim, but that the firm decided against paying her anything.
The woman said that a combination of pile-driving, concrete-crushing and water-spraying from the project is making her house fall apart. After three years of construction work, she recently moved out of her home near College Park to stay with relatives.
She told an Orlando news reporter that the pile-driving rattled her and her house. "It's just literally like an earthquake," she said. She also pointed to damage done to the structure: cracks in ceilings and walls; uneven floors; and separation between a shower wall and ceiling that now results in leaks.
"The pile-driving itself, I believe, is what caused all of the major damages, and that, I think, is negligence," she said.
She said she hopes that her recently filed lawsuit will be granted class-action status so that other homeowners and business owners along the I-4 Ultimate project can be compensated as well for damage done to their properties.
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