In preparation for upcoming work on the campus roadway, 15 soil borings and 8 test pits will be performed in various campus locations beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, continuing through the rest of the month.
This work is necessary for the upcoming Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation Project (UCRR). Boring and test pit locations are being carefully chosen and scheduled to minimize noise, traffic impacts, and disruption to the campus. Police details will be present at work sites when they are near campus roadways and pedestrian areas.
The work crew will be on campus from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two drilling rigs will bore 4-inch holes, 50 to 230 feet deep, in various parking lots, roadways, and at other campus sites. The test pits will be done with a backhoe and will be approximately 12 feet deep and 4 feet wide.
This work will further assess the quality of the soil and its ability to support the underground utilities and surface improvements that are called for in the UCRR project, which will begin in winter 2012.