UNCG Campus Weekly

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Blasts at 3 or 3:15 p.m. on some days at construction site

Starting early next week, many on campus will likely hear the sounds of blasting at the Nursing and Instructional Building construction site. Dealing with granite bedrock entails explosives.

The first blast is scheduled for Monday, August 27, at 3:15 p.m.

  • The blasting will occur only one or two days a week – every third or fourth business day.
  • Horns and a siren will sound to alert people. As a warning before each blast, a siren will sound 5 minutes pre-blast, 1-minute pre-blast, immediately before the blast – and there will be one siren sound post-blast once the site has been cleared by the blaster. Each sound of the siren will last approximately 30 seconds.
  • Construction workers and UNCG Police will limit pedestrian traffic around the blast zone 15 minutes prior to each blast.
  • On days when there will be blasting, it will occur at either 3 p.m. (if Tuesday or Thursday) or 3:15 p.m. (if Monday, Wednesday or Friday).
  • The blasting will end in about 6-8 weeks.

This post may have updates as Campus Weekly receives additional information. More details about the construction and the new building may be found at https://facdc.uncg.edu/nursing.