A noisy week of bridge construction

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March 3, 2008 // UPDATED 12:08 pm - March 3, 2008
By: Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas

The week ahead will be a noisy one near the Interstate 35W bridge construction site, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.

Construction crews were scheduled to drill on the north side of the bridge, causing noise and vibrations for about three days. The drilling was required to install steel supports known as H-piles ahead of excavation work for the highway entrance and exit ramps.

MnDOT reported the work would be “less disruptive” than pile driving that took place in November.

Additional noise, described by MnDOT as a “loud, steady hum and back-up alarms” was expected during concrete crushing this week. The crusher will smash pieces of the old 35W roadway, to be recycled for use in the reconstructed roadway.
For more information on the project, visit www.mndot.gov/.