Explosive work in Logansport rescheduled to week of April 1, 2024

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Logansport Utilities

The following was posted on Logansport Utilities Facebook page on March 22, 2024:

*NEW UPDATE* As of today, the explosive work is being rescheduled to the following week, April 1, 2024. All safety protocols remain the same. Thank you.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

Logansport residents may hear a loud “boom” sound on Monday, March 25, 2024, and several days following, as explosive work is tentatively scheduled to begin for the ongoing Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) projects.

HTA Enterprises, a construction blasting company based out of Louisville, Kentucky is set to begin and conclude necessary explosive blasting Monday through Thursday starting March 25, with only one blast being initiated per day. The blasting will take place in the deep, already dug hole on Logansport Utilities’ property where the CSO projects are underway.

The blasting company will be using explosives similar to dynamite to clear limestone, allowing digging to the necessary depths for the future CSO tank pump station. Before the blast, there will be a five-minute warning horn. A second horn will sound just before the blast itself. The blast will take less than 20 seconds. There will be a loud “boom” sound when it’s initiated, which may be heard by neighboring homes and businesses.

Safety is at the forefront of the scheduled blasting, with all personnel being cleared out of the area.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on March 25, construction staff will be manning all entrances and blocking any pedestrians on the nearby River Bluff Trail, keeping all people away from the blasting zone. No viewing of the explosion will be possible due to the serious and dangerous materials involved and potential trajectory of rock and other materials causing serious injury or death.

Police have been alerted as well for assistance. The area will re-open once the explosion has concluded.The first blast, expected to be the largest, is scheduled to initiate around 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

A smaller blast, one per day, will then occur March 26 – March 28, 2024. Each scheduled blast time will have the same warning horns and will require the blasting zone area entrances and River Bluff Trail entrances to be again manned and blocked off by construction staff until the blasting concludes.

Any updates about the timing of the explosive will be posted as needed on the Logansport Utilities’ Facebook page.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Utilities

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