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Valdez Police Department
Thursday May 28th, 2015 :: 09:02 p.m. AKDT


Blasting operations to commence at the Valdez New Harbor construction site Friday [5/29/15].



Valdez, AK – Blasting operations will commence at the Valdez New Harbor construction site Friday as part of the Phase One Uplands development project.

Blasting will occur daily from May 29th through October 1st between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00pm. Exact blast times will be scheduled to minimize impact to pedestrian and vessel traffic, as well as local business operations and community events.

The area will be closed and flagged during active blasting operations. Personnel aboard aircraft and vessels will actively monitor the area around the site and have the authority to stop operations for safety or security concerns.

While blasting is in progress, please avoid unnecessary traffic around the construction site, adhere to all instructions from flagging personnel, and vacate the immediate area upon hearing the following audible signals:

Warning Signal:  One minute series of long horn or siren blasts five minutes prior to the blast signal

Blast Signal:        A series of short horn or siren blasts one minute prior to active blast operations.

All Clear Signal:  A prolonged horn or siren blast following the inspection of the blast area.


Questions, comments, or concerns regarding Phase One Uplands blasting operations should be directed to Mr. Ron Rozak, Valdez New Harbor Construction Manager at (907) 382-2933.

Please note: Blasting operations are also ongoing at the Glacier Rock Pit area as part of the Army Corps of Engineers harbor breakwater project. The same safety measures are in place for those operations. For questions or concerns regarding blasting for that project, please contact Advanced Blasting Services, LLC at (907) 357-2900.


Posted May 28, 2015

Allie Hendrickson,

Public Information Officer

City of Valdez

(907) 200-7002

Valdez Police Department
212 Chenega Ave
Valdez, AK 99686

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-835-4560

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