FOLSOM (CBS13) – Expect to hear loud blasts coming from the Folsom Dam on Tuesday as construction crews work on the new spillway project.

Construction officials say the blasting will happen between 7 to 8 p.m. and will continue weekdays through next Friday.

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A series of horns will signal when it’s starting and when it’s clear.

Nearby Folsom Lake Crossing Road will close about a half hour before blasting and re-open when it’s finished.

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The work is designed to clear out rock from the outlet of the dam’s auxiliary spillway, creating the new exit channel.

The project’s on schedule to be done by October 2017.

 

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