Rock Blasting to Begin Next Week on Haines Road

By KBJR News 1

Rock Blasting to Begin Next Week on Haines Road

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 1:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Crews working on the $12 million Haines Road reconstruction project in West Duluth will begin rock blasting operations on Monday.

Residents in the area should expect three to four blasts per day over the next few months between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM Monday thru Friday.

Approximately 65,000 cubic yards of rock, weighing an estimated 150,000 tons, needs to be removed. The rock will be crushed and re-used onsite as roadway material and to line slopes.

Haines Road sustained heavy damage from the damaging rains and resulting run-off during last June’s storm, forcing the closure of over 2 miles of the road between 40th Avenue West and Mary Lane.

The road is expected to reopen in November and will feature three lanes, including a sidewalk.

A right turn lane will be added at Morris Thomas Road. The curve at “horseshoe bend” will be designed for 25 mile-per-hour speeds.

A large underpass will be added where the Superior Hiking Trail crosses Haines Road, plus there will be a parking area with space for five vehicles.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns