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Route 228 blasting postponed, schedule changed

October 12, 2021 News Extra

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The blasting scheduled for today at 1 p.m. in Middlesex Township as part of the Route 228 Improvement Project has been postponed and reconfigured.

Christina Gibbs, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation, was told Tuesday morning that engineers and the blasting project's contractor, Independent Excavating, inspected the area to be blasted and decided to change the schedule from one blast at 1 p.m. Tuesday to three separate blasts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Gibbs said flaggers will stop traffic for about 15 minutes during each blast at the same locations on Route 228, which are: Route 228 eastbound, 100 feet past Davis Road; Westbound at the entrance of the former B.E.A.R. property; Westbound at the entrance of Augustine Lane; Orchard Lane; and Harbison and Parks roads.

Gibbs said PennDOT officials at the site will ensure Route 228 is free of debris and safe for travel before traffic movement will be restored.

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