City officials hold 'traffic test' for Centrepointe blastings

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Construction on the Centrepointe Project in downtown Lexington continues. Regular blasting for a 700-space parking garage will begin later in March, but Saturday morning, officials held a trial run for traffic procedures.

Flaggers posted up and stopped traffic at all four corners around the blasting site. That's what will happen every day before each blast begins.

Saturday's test run revealed two additional areas that workers had not accounted for: an exit from a parking lot on Main Street and an alley that leads to Limestone will also have to be monitored.

Officials say, during each blast, traffic should only be stopped for about five or ten minutes. These blasts will run for about eight to ten weeks, so it's certainly something to be aware of.

"It's very important that everybody stays out of the blast zone as flagged off by the construction company," says Jonathan Hollinger, City Administrative Officer. "We do have text alerts that we'll send out five minutes before and you can sign up for those."

Regular blasting will begin on March 17th and take place around 10:00 a.m. each day.

To sign up for text alerts, click on the link to this article.

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