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People in the Gainesville area will hear booming and might feel the ground shake a bit as blasting starts Friday at the University Boulevard Park and Ride Lot currently under construction.

The company building the lot has found rock that needs to be removed before construction can continue, according to Prince William County.

The park and ride lot is part of the Virginia Department of Transportation's Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project to provide multimodal options along the Interstate 66 corridor.

The lot is located at the intersection of University Boulevard and U.S. 29.

The blasts will continue through next week.

The blasting is 300 feet away from existing roads, so road closures won't be necessary for now.

A VDOT representative will be coordinating with the county's fire and rescue and police departments throughout the operation.

For more, call VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or email

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