By: Christine Souders
Crews continue to clear out the old Watch Tower Plaza in Rock Island to make room for a possible Walmart.
But it's creating a nightmare for nearby residents.
Since June, construction crews have been digging and hammering away to get Black hawk College,
and a State Farm Agency into their new location near the corner of 9th Street and 47th Avenue.
Noise, dust, and traffic, are just a few reasons why Mary Perez and her neighbors tell us they are frustrated living next to a construction site.
"Right now it's a total mess," said Mary Perez, who lives on 479th Avenue in Rock Island.
Perez said like clockwork, Monday through Friday, semi's are continuously driving up and down her street, making her feel trapped inside her own home.
"An interstate, a mini, tiny interstate, yesterday I had a semi here, a semi at the end of the road waiting to come in, and two work trucks, so there's no way I could get out."
She said at first the city looked at buying her house, and the other three properties located on 47th Avenue, that's now doubling as a construction access road.
But the city said they are now passing that decision on to the developers in charge of the project.
"We live like this and it's not fair," Perez said.
And after months of dealing with the new neighbor, and Perez has had enough, and wants out.
"It's sad, but I would rather go, then to live this way…no privacy, no nothing anymore. It's like we've been stripped of everything."
CBS 4 talked to one of the developers, Build to Suit, who said if there's a demand for it, they may consider buying the properties on 47th Avenue.
The developer said construction on the new buildings should be complete by January of next year.