Blasting Operations Expected to Increase on Haines Road in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

Blasting Operations Expected to Increase on Haines Road in Duluth

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Blasting operations are expected to increase along Haines Road starting next week and into the rest of the summer as crews continue construction work.

Residents in the West Duluth area may hear and even fell the blasts which resemble thunder. Blasting will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Officials ask that hikers and pedestrians avoid the woods and construction area near Haines Road during this time. Crews will employ all required safety measures and notification requirements before, during and after each blasting sequence.

The blasting, which is part of the $11 million Haines Road reconstruction project, began this spring.

Haines Road sustained heavy damage from the torrential rains and resulting run-off during the June 2012 storm, forcing the closure of a 2.25 mile segment between 40th Avenue West and Mary Lane.

The rebuilding of Haines Road is the largest stand-alone project ever for St. Louis County Public Works.

When the road re-opens, which is expected to happen in November, it will feature three lanes and include a sidewalk. A right turn lane will also be added at Morris Thomas Road.

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