Friday, February 26, 2010
Since Monday, February 22, residents and employees in the vicinity of the Silver Spring Transit Center site – bordered by Colesville Road, the Metro Red Line Station, Wayne Ave. and Ramsey Ave. – may have heard blasting as the County’s Department of General Services continues construction on the project. Blasting will last for four to six weeks and occur primarily between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The blasting will have little or no impact beyond the construction fence at the site. Traffic will not be impacted and pedestrian access should not be affected.
Those in the immediate vicinity of the site may hear a 30-second air horn five minutes before a blast occurs, and then three short horn tones five seconds before the blast explosion. Within about a minute of the blast, a 15-second all clear horn will blow once the Master Blaster verifies the completeness of the blast.
In the unlikely event that the Master Blaster determines that an area outside the project construction fence will be impacted, staff will stop pedestrians from entering the zone until the blasting is completed.
Go to the County’s website
for more information about the Silver Spring Transit Center project.