Belmont's New Residence Hall
The University held a community meeting on Monday, November 21 and shared an FAQ document with attendees that covers information regarding Belmont's newest Residence Hall, scheduled to begin construction in December 2016. Click here to view the document.
The new residence hall construction will require blasting to prepare the topography for the building’s ground floor. Beginning Tuesday, January 31, blasting will occur two-to-three times daily, Monday through Friday, for approximately six weeks. Times reserved for blasting are 9:05 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. each weekday; however, blasting is anticipated to only occur 2-3 times per day. The 3:05 p.m. slot is reserved in case weather or other issues inhibit one or more of the earlier times.
Three warning horns will sound prior to each blast at intervals of five minutes, three minutes and one minute prior to the blast. To ensure maximum safety, vehicular and pedestrian traffic near the construction site will be stopped temporarily before each blast and will immediately reopen following the blast. Blasting is expected to be complete in late February.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Joyce Searcy at 615-460-6613 or Hope Buckner at 615-460-6640.