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Loud bangs of Muddy River project tests expected to continue today

Testing for the Muddy River restoration project that produced loud, gunshot-like bangs audible throughout parts of Boston and Brookline on Wednesday will continue today — and run through next week.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today the US Army Corps of Engineers will conduct strength tests on components of a new flood-prevention system being installed on a stretch of the river near the Landmark Center, the US Army Corps of Engineers said.

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The tests, which last less than a second, produce startling bangs. Police officers will be stopping traffic on Park Drive and the Riverway for the duration of the tests.

Following the Boston Marathon bombing, the project’s managers and local officials have rolled out a campaign to notify area residents and businesses that the tests present no danger and should not cause alarm.
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