(WBIR-Oak Ridge) Contractors working to build a new Kroger Marketplace in Oak Ridge may not have to use blasting as part of the project after all.
As we reported last week, blasting was scheduled to start this week. Officials had warned residents to prepare for blasts up to three afternoons a week at the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Contractors now say blasting isn't necessary at the moment.
City officials will notify the community when, and if, blasting is required later.
The City of Oak Ridge is warning residents that blasting will begin next week on the site of the future Kroger store, at the intersection of Illinois and Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Starting the week of August 12th, blasting will occur at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Experts do no believe there will be any collateral damage from the coordinated explosions.
Depending on the location of the blast, there may be temporary road closures in the area.
People will likely hear or feel the explosions, and officials say it's not necessary to call 911 unless an emergency occurs.
The City of Oak Ridge Fire and Police will be present for the blasting.
Further information is available through the City's website, www.oakridgetn.gov.