Fire station to be demolished

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Work to get underway next week on Rover Boulevard

By Special to the Monitor

Demolition of the former White Rock Fire Station 3 on Rover Boulevard is expected to get underway next week.

The contractor, Paul Parker Construction, is currently working on asbestos abatement. This portion of the project must be accomplished using certified contractors who are required to prevent any airborne release through redundant measures.

These activities should cause little disruption and be fairly transparent to the general public. Air monitoring stations will operate during abatement as a safety precaution, but no air quality issues are anticipated.

The site will be fenced for safety and security and work will be contained within this area.

When actual demolition begins next week, motorists traveling on Rover Boulevard may see large equipment working and subsequently will hear noise typically associated with any demolition project.

This stage of the process should be accomplished from now through April.

Waste will be hauled away in large trucks turning north onto Rover then east on SR 4 as they drive to the truck route to access the Los Alamos Eco Station for disposal.

The site will be completely cleared and remediation/reseeding will occur next spring and summer.