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Blasting, line drilling begins in West End Neighborhood

Feb. 3, 2020, 9:30 AM

Line drilling in the West End Neighborhood is currently underway and expected to continue for approximately three months. The drilling will occur daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The construction team is working to control dust by using a bagging system. Although it will not eliminate dust completely, it is the best option to limit the amount of dust in the area.

Blasting for Residential College B is tentatively set to begin the week of Feb. 17. Blasting times will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. If the blasting must be delayed for any reason, it will take place at 3 p.m. each day. This activity will take place every day, weather permitting, for approximately four months.

A series of four to five horn blasts will precede each blasting period. The timing protocols for the blastings are as follows:

  • Five minutes prior to blast—construction personnel will move to their designated perimeter posts.
  • Three minutes prior to blast—construction personnel will block all pedestrian traffic (campus and along West End Avenue).
  • One minute prior to blast—construction personnel will block all vehicle traffic along West End Avenue.
  • After blast—All clear (long single horn blast) will be sounded after each blast. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will return to normal operations.

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