Purple Line Blasting to Begin

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Purple Line construction has reached the point where construction crews will be using explosives to blast through bedrock at the site of the future station.

Jean-Marc Wehrli, the project manager overseeing the tunneling, told WTOP that the blasts will be in the early morning, around 5:00 or 6:00 a.m., and that people in the area will not feel anything, but may hear a rumble.

Crews will send out a construction alert before each detonation, which can be accessed here.