posted on: 1/30/2020

Crews from Severino Trucking Company and Maine Drilling and Blasting will resume blasting operations on Dover's waterfront development site on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. A pre-blast meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the auditorium at City Hall. The meeting will review blasting and drilling operations and allow for questions.

Once underway, blasting and drilling will occur Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Blasting operations are expected to conclude by March 15.

The blasting site is the area known as "the bluff," a steep area of ledge that borders River Street. The ledge is being excavated as part of the City's waterfront development project.

Although blasting operations are not loud, the ground within the vicinity of the blasting may tremble.  

Meeting to address upcoming waterfront blasting

posted on: 1/30/2020

Crews from Severino Trucking Company and Maine Drilling and Blasting will resume blasting operations on Dover's waterfront development site on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. A pre-blast meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the auditorium at City Hall. The meeting will review blasting and drilling operations and allow for questions.

Once underway, blasting and drilling will occur Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Blasting operations are expected to conclude by March 15.

The blasting site is the area known as "the bluff," a steep area of ledge that borders River Street. The ledge is being excavated as part of the City's waterfront development project.

Although blasting operations are not loud, the ground within the vicinity of the blasting may tremble.

The five-acre bluff is part of the City's 24-acre waterfront parcel slated for development. Much of the bluff's 3.7 acres of ledge has been excavated to street level to allow for more buildable land. The blasting and drilling work beginning Feb. 5 will extend this area by removing an additional 20,000 cubic yards of ledge.

The Cochecho Waterfront Development Advisory Committee selected Cathartes last year as the developer for the project on the city owned waterfront property.

For more information about the waterfront development project, contact City Planner Steve Bird at 516-6008 or s.bird@dover.nh.gov.