The Champlain Parkway Project will be conducting drilling and blasting activities to remove hard rock and ledge below the roadway surface. Blasting activities will take place along the roadway alignment for the Champlain Parkway east of Briggs Street within the City’s Right-of-Way between Flynn Avenue and Ferguson Avenue (shown in red below). Crews will begin drilling activities starting TOMORROW, Thursday, October 6, with the first blasting events anticipated to begin Friday, October 7, 2022. Blasting activities will continue over the next several weeks. Blasting events will be restricted to weekdays, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
Typically, there will be no more than two blasting events per day. Prior to a blasting event, vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic will be temporarily restricted from the blasting area (shown in the graphic below) for several minutes until the blasting event has been completed and a blasting specialist has cleared the area.