Controlled blasting at Albert Street

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the controlled blast scheduled to occur Monday 10 / Tuesday 11 August has been rescheduled to occur on Lot 2 (project site adjacent to The Sebel) on Wednesday 12 August 2020 between 7:30am and 4:30pm pending site productivity.

What to expect

  • The acoustic shed will reduce some impacts to nearby residents
  • A siren will sound near the blasting area 5 minutes prior to the blast. Residents and businesses may hear this siren depending on proximity to site
  • Residents and businesses within approximately 200 metres of the blasting area may hear and feel the controlled blast. This sound is similar to rumbling thunder and some slight vibration may be felt
  • As an additional safety measure, during each blast there will be brief pedestrian and traffic stoppages for up to 10 minutes in the Albert Street/Mary Street intersection. Signage will be installed around the area to inform pedestrians and motorists. See map below for details.

In the event of wet weather or unforeseen circumstances, this activity may be rescheduled.


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