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Residents in the area near the construction of the Plymouth Street tunnel from Wayne Avenue to Arliss Street can expect blasting to begin next week, according to a notice from the Purple Line Transit Partners.

“Rock conditions vary in the tunnel area and the team strives to control blasting to only when needed,” the notice said. The company expects the excavation work to take about nine months.

In addition, crews with heavy equipment will be working in the area on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August.

Crews also will be working the same Saturday hours at the Lyttonsville Bridge site, and expect to begin pile driving for the new bridge on or about Aug. 6 between 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

In the meantime, construction continues for new parking lots at Silver Spring International Middle School.

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Purple Line Construction Update

Purple Line Construction Update

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Purple Line Construction Update
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