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:
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.