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Highway 522 rock blasting gets started (video)

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By Alejandro Dominguez
Herald Writer
On Monday, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation closed Highway 522 near Monroe to start the first of many blasts needed to excavate a small hillside for an expansion of the road. WSDOT took videos of the first two blasts and posted the video on YouTube:

You can also check out pictures from the department's Flickr account:
SR 522 rock blasting - July 30, 2012
The DOT is blasting 300,000 cubic yards of rock to widen the Highway 522. More closures are planned at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 6, 8 and 10.
For more information on the project, click here.
Story tags » MonroeHighway 522

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