Raccoon Mountain Construction Blasting To Take Place March 18-20

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

TVA will use implosives devices (shaped charge) as part of power line work on March 18, 19 and 20 between 9 a.m. and noon. Traffic on Elder Mountain Road and Raccoon Mountain Road will be momentarily stopped during the blasts.  
 
Additional information:

•         One blast will be heard each morning (Mon, Tues, Wed) between 9 a.m. and noon.
•         Traffic will be stopped on Elder Mountain Road and Raccoon Mountain Road for about 10 minutes while blasting occurs.

Raccoon Mountain Road will remain open the rest of the day. 
•         Depending on the weather, the sound may be heard/seen in downtown Chattanooga. 
•         TVA is notifying neighbors that blasting will occur.   
•         For safety, the public is not allowed in the area during the detonations.  
•         For public safety, recreation trails near the work area on Raccoon Mountain will be closed March 16 - 22. The public should NOT cross any barriers. 
•         The March 16 run will be re-routed around the work area. 
•         The remainder of the recreation area will remain open and is unaffected by the repair activity.



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