Blasting Along Ft. Apache Road on Friday and Tuesday

A project to widen Ft. Apache Road between Warm Springs Road and Huntington Cove Parkway will require blasting of a rock slope at noon on both Friday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 18.

To keep the public safe from the blasts, Ft. Apache from Warm Springs to Long Boat Key Avenue will be closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. on both days.

Traffic will be detoured to Durango Drive during the closures.

Combined, the blasts will remove 8 to 19 feet of the rock slope on the west side of Ft. Apache and displace 10,000 to 12,000 cubic yards of rock.

The project will widen Ft. Apache in this area to two lanes in each direction, as well as add bike lanes, streetlights, a sidewalk, and flood-control improvements.

Ft. Apache currently has one lane in each direction.

Aggregate Industries is the contractor on the project, which is expected to be complete in July.

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