WAKE FOREST — The city of Raleigh and Park Construction of N.C. Inc., are preparing to begin blasting and excavation operations along a portion of Durham Road as part of the Richland Creek Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Project.
Residents who live along the 300 and 400 blocks of Durham Road are advised that blasting is scheduled to begin as early as this week and may continue for the next two weeks depending upon weather conditions. The blasting operations are expected to produce construction related noise and sounds associated with demolition activities, but, according to Wake Forest Public Information Officer Bill Crabtree, "Residents should not be alarmed."
The following alerts will be used both prior to and following a blast:
Five-Minute Warning: a series of long horn blasts.
One-Minute Warning: Short horn blasts, separated by short pauses.
All Clear Signal: A prolonged horn blast following inspection of the blast.
The sewer line replacement project is expected to be completed in April. The initiative is one of the city of Raleigh’s Capital Improvement Projects designed to improve the town of Wake Forest service area water system.
For more information, contact CORPUD Construction Project Administrator Dennis Lassiter, PE at 919-996-3477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.