Archive for Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blasting begins for new U.S. 59; it will last a month

May 28, 2009

Drivers traveling on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence may hear some unusually loud noise over the next month.

Starting today, crews will begin blasting work about a quarter of a mile north of North 500 Road, east of the existing highway.

The blasting will break up buried rock so crews can level the ground for construction on the new U.S. 59 realignment project.

The blasting will take place during daylight hours through the end of June.

Traffic will not be affected, and drivers are not expected to face any delays.

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