Last Updated on June 15, 2022 5:35 pm
Blasting operations are set to begin on Highway 105 at the Broadstone Road bridge.
David Uchiyama, with NCDOT, tells WataugaOnline.com that traffic may be stopped for up to 30 minutes on N.C. 105 on days when rock removal is necessary through blasting operations. The contract allows rock removal between 11 am and 2 pm on Mondays through Wednesdays, but the operations are not necessary every day.
Safety precautions include adding a loose material to prevent any fly-rock or other debris from reaching the road, and having safety personnel, explosive experts and fire department officials on site. Seismic monitoring systems are in place and send reports to the contractor for any significant disturbance.
For more on the bridge replacement project visit this link.