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Kentucky: Blasting schedule for week of Feb. 24

Feb. 20, 2014 – Blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in the east end of Louisville is scheduled to occur near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841 during the week of February 24.

Tunnel Blasting: Underground tunnel blasting, which began Jan. 27, 2014, in the east end of Louisville near the intersection of U.S. 42 and KY 841, does NOT require traffic stops. This blasting takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. The noise from blasts may be noticeable, but the blasts pose no risk to the traveling public and local residents. Construction for the underground tunnel requires 24-hour work activities Monday through Saturday, and will continue throughout 2014.

The dates and approximate times for tunnel blasting the week of Feb. 24 will be:

  • Tuesday, February 25, at about 7:30 a.m. and again at about 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26, at about 7:30 a.m. and again at about 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 27, at about 7:30 a.m. and again at about 6 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, at about 7:30 a.m. and again at about 6 p.m.

Surface Blasting:  Surface blasting, which began in June 2013, does require traffic stops. Surface blasting also takes place Monday through Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. Prior to each blast, traffic must be stopped for five to twenty minutes for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Traffic stops during the blasts will occur on KY 841 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and U.S. 42, and on U.S. 42 between Wolf Pen Branch Road and Bridgepointe Boulevard. In the event of unfavorable weather or other unforeseen activities, blast times may occasionally change.

The dates and approximate times for surface blasting (within 15 minutes) the week of Feb. 24 will be:

  • Tuesday, February 25, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 27, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, at about 11:30 a.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, at about 12 p.m. noon

NOTE: A message will be posted on the project website at www.kyinbridges.com Thursday of each week regarding the anticipated blasting schedule for the following week. Pre-blast surveys are ongoing; no blasting will occur within 500 feet of any residence prior to the completion of a pre-blast survey for that residence.