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Plainridge Racecourse  (Staff file photo by Martin Gavin)

PLAINVILLE - Fire Chief Ted Joubert is advising residents blasting will resume Wednesday morning at a construction site at Plainridge Racecourse off Route 1.

The blasting will start between 9 and 10 a.m., and should last about two weeks, the fire chief said.

"These shots should be smaller than the previous ones, but neighbors should expect the vibration and noise regardless of the size," Joubert said.

A parking garage is being built at the harness racing track that is near Taunton Street (Route 152).

"Blasting had stopped for quite a few weeks, however there is some work needed for trenching for utilities," Joubert said.

As in the past, neighbors will hear audible signals at the 5-minute and 1-minute mark and there will be another air horn blast after the blast signaling "all clear."

"You may or may not hear the air horn, depending on wind direction and location on site of the air horn device," Joubert said.

A firefighter will be on site from the time the explosives arrive in the morning until the all-clear signal is given after the blast, the fire chief said.

The firefighter will monitor the site during the duration of the operation, and all seismic readings will be recorded and sent to the fire chief for review.

There will be no explosives stored on site. They will be trucked in every day, Joubert added.

The fire chief asks any residents with concerns to contact him at the fire department at 508-695-7115.

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