Fay Street Warehouse implosion details released

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Details on the Fay Street Warehouse implosion have been released by the New York Department of Transportation.

The warehouse will be demolished by a controlled implosion on March 2. A controlled implosion method will reduce noise, dust and road closures.

The warehouse, located at 609 Fay St., will be imploded at 7 a.m. Preparation, including securing the project site and evacuation, will start at 4 a.m. and finish around 6 a.m. After the implosion, officials will inspect the site and determine when residents may return to their homes and roads will be reopened. The event is expected to wrap up around 10 a.m.

Two zones have been identified for the demolition project. A 500-foot evacuation zone has been established around the demolition site, All residents within 500 feet of the warehouse will need to evacuate the morning of the demolition. Those who live within 1,000 feet of the demolition must remain indoors during the event.

All impacted residents and business owners will be notified in person with instructions to prepare for the event. A public informational meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Utica City Hall Council Chambers.

All city streets within 1,000 feet of the demolition site will be blocked off by 6 a.m. Road closure information will be announced in the media.

Parking will not be available within 1,000 feet of the demolition site. The public is discouraged from attending the implosion. WKTV will air the demolition live.

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