During construction of a $40.2 million section of I-565 last year in Huntsville, Alabama, workers uncovered a 500 ft by 300 ft by 25 ft deep deposit of hard limestone in one highway cut. The project is very close to residential areas, and local laws strictly limit blasting. To comply and still keep production high, the contractor made frequent small shots. Details of the drill and blast operations are provided in this article. Two inserts with this article describe the "smokeless" on-site trash burning pit and the Cat 245 backhoe excavator being used for loading trucks at the borrow pit.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Authors:
    • Klemens, T L
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 48-50
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  • Accession Number: 00491755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM