Construction Updates

North Stafford Road Area Sewer Update:

Sewer work/activities will begin on the affected streets: Hurst Lane & Lee Way on October 26th. The work should last about 4 – 6 weeks (assuming normal weather & digging conditions). Hurst Lane & Lee Way residents who abut the sewer extensions received a letter from Tiverton Waste Water District explaining sewer connectivity. Sewer construction will be completed later this Fall. Read Sewer Expansion Letter

William S. Canning/Stafford Road Roundabout:

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The 1st phase of the William S. Canning Boulevard/Stafford Road roundabout construction will be completed before winter. Phase I is entirely on the Twin River Casino-Hotel property.

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At times, traffic may be diverted around the utility tie ins and sewer construction activities within the roundabout. National Grid utility poles will be moved starting October 16th (which will take about 2 – 3 weeks)

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Phases 2 – 4 of the roundabout will begin in the Spring of 2018 and will be completed by the time the casino-hotel opens its doors.

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Traffic/detour plans will be provided accordingly. More updates to follow.

  • William S. Canning Blvd./Stafford Road roundabout presentation and Sound Ordinance Public Hearing Tiverton Town Council Meeting July 10th @ 7pm — Tiverton Town Hall
  • There will be some ongoing work this week with regard to the 5 acres previously permitted, which will include erecting site fences and entry gates.
  • As of May 22, 2017, under permits issued by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Town, the casino-hotel footprint and construction haul roads have been cleared and grubbed.
  • At the beginning of May 2017, an alternative construction access has been secured, approved and constructed off of Aquidneck Avenue which will alleviate construction traffic impacts.
  • As of May 22, 2017, the roundabout design, under contracts between the State and the Town and the Town and Twin River-Tiverton, have advanced from 30% completion to 90% completion.
  • During the month of May 2017, roundabout construction went out for preliminary bidding.

Blasting

  • On May 9, 2017, Twin River-Tiverton held a forum for neighbors to the site with regard to Twin River-Tiverton’s blasting protocols.  The highlights of those protocols are as follows:
    • The closest structure to the area to be blasted is approximately 700 feet away. This is much further than recent blasting sites such as the Tiverton Library and recent commercial construction on William S. Canning Boulevard.
    • During May 2017, Twin River-Tiverton had subcontractors undertake pre-construction surveys of all structures within 1,000 feet of the blasting area. All of the owners volunteered for the program and the program has been completed.
    • Twin River-Tiverton’s construction manager has set up a communication program which will provide surrounding owners with various forms of notice before blasting.
    • All blasts will be monitored for safe vibration limits and videotaped.

Blasting Protocol:

  • Blasting will occur between the hours of 10am and 6pm (Monday – Saturday)
  • Blasting will continue thru July and end on or about August 4
  • Additional Blasting will occur October 4 – 13
  • Blasting notifications to those that requested to be notified will occur 1 hour before each blast via text or email. There may be up to 4 blasts per day. (*Blasting multiple times per day is costlier but shortens the duration of blasting within the community)
  • There will be two seismographs set up at the property line to monitor vibrations during the operation. (Locations will be verified on the first day)

Blasting Schedule:

  • July 3 – Maine Drilling & Blasting will mobilize equipment on site
  • July 5 – Drilling of the rock ledge to begin
  • July 6 – Round #1 Blasting will begin
  • August 4 – Round #1 Blasting will end
  • Round #2 blasting will occur October 4 – 13

** ALL explosives will be brought to and from the site daily and not stored on site. Additionally, all permits specific to blasting are in place.

Tiverton Casino Blasting Plan