More blasting today as construction on East End bridge continues - WDRB 41 Louisville News

More blasting today as construction on East End bridge continues

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More blasting is set today for the East End Bridge project.

Each blast will shut down traffic at U.S. 42 and the Gene Snyder Freeway for several minutes; however, drivers will get a warning before that happens.

The blasts are very faint and will happen as crews work on a new tunnel for the bridge.

The first blast went off Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. 

Before each blast, traffic at U.S. 42 and the Snyder Freeway will be stopped for 5 to 20 minutes.

It will be an inconvenience, but people who live and work in the area say life will be a lot easier after the new bridge has been built.

"I think it'll be wonderful just to ... be able to go to Indiana easier, as we have parents and we have teachers that come from Indiana and work here," said Diane Dietel with Prospect Latin School in Prospect.

Crews say the blasting will be done each day during off peak hours.

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