To drill and blast approximately 11,000 cubic yards of rock for the construction of a new mixed-use building.
The rock that needed to be removed was a large outcrop sandwiched in between the overflow lot of a car dealership, a congested parking lot for an existing gym, and bordered MNR's tracks. The rock out-crop was 30 feet higher than MNR's tracks. There was zero room for fly rock, and vibration had to be controlled for MNR's facilities and the existing buildings.
Communication with the abutters prior to starting the project was key. Vehicles were moved and parking spots were blocked to allow for more room for the blasting operation. Representatives from MNR were contacted and a game plan was put in place prior to trees being cleared. As an added safety precaution, a flagger was utilized for the blasting closest to the tracks. Through good communication and execution, the project was completed ahead of schedule and without incident.
From day one on the job, MD Drilling & Blasting has acted with complete professionalism and an exemplary attitude on the Old Track Road project. The Blaster-in-Charge is a self-assured individual who is not afraid of a difficult situation or task. His demeanor and willingness to help is exemplary. He always dutifully considered all of our requests and worked closely with us to work through a challenging terrain and very tight site conditions. This BIC showed great thoughtfulness and resourcefulness throughout the entire project. He also shows tremendous efficiency and dedication to getting the job done in an effective and safe manner."
Jim Carnicelli, Vice President
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