More blasting planned in Waimea


Goodfellow Construction and Blasting Technology will conduct further blasting activities between July 8 and 31 at the construction site for Phase 2A of the Department of Hawaiian Home Land’s Lalamilo Subdivision, adjacent to the Waimea Transfer Station.

The blasting, which facilitates rock excavation, will occur between 2 and 5:30 p.m. on each day. This is a continuation of the blasting work done in April, according to DHHL.

Each blast will last a second or two. Prior to each detonation, there will be a five-minute and then a one-minute warning signal. After each blast, an all-clear signal will be sounded, DHHL stated.

Blasting results in a certain amount of noise, air movement and tremors. The blast area will be blocked by guards and the site will be secured. Safety of the residents, surrounding property and everyone involved on the project site is of utmost concern, DHHL stated.

For questions or concerns about the blasting, call Blasting Technology at 874-5554 or DHHL Project Manager Jeffrey Fujimoto at 620-9274.