Blasting to occur for next two weeks

The playing field southeast of the Gucciardi Recreation & Fitness Center will undergo blasting over the next two weeks as part of the track and field improvement plan, according to an e-mail from Residentail Life The blasting will occur up to four times a day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Monday, Oct. 25. Blasting will cease on the weekends, the e-mail stated. The recreation path will still be accessible to students, except for five-minute intervals just before and during blasts. Improvements of the field include an all-weather surface, eight-lane running track and provisions for field events such as the long jump, triple jump, pole vault, hammer, discus and javelin, according to the UVM Facilities Construction and Design website.