Blasting for the Future Kroger Marketplace Site, at the intersection of Illinois and Oak Ridge Turnpike, will begin the week of August 12th, 2013.  All blasting will happen at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Depending on the location of the blast, there may be temporary road closures in the area. 

A blast survey was performed and no collateral damage has been predicted.   The explosions may be heard and felt.  During the blasts, it is not necessary to contract emergency dispatch services, unless an emergency has occurred.  The City of Oak Ridge Fire and Police will be present for the blasting.

Further information is available through the City’s website, or call Cindi Gordon at (865) 425-3559.

News media contact: Candice Brogan (865) 425-3546 or