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Town of Chevy Chase
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4/5/2018 10:55:45 AM
Email Subject:
Capital Crescent Trail Elm Street Tunnel - Soil Test Boring Work

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Montgomery County is planning soil test borings in and around Elm Street Park as part of a geotechnical exploration required for design of the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) Elm Street Tunnel relocation.  The borings will begin today and continue over the next four weekdays.  All work will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Six (6) total deep borings are planned along the proposed tunnel and path alignment, with three (3) of the deep borings located inside the boundaries of Elm Street Park.  Four (4) shallow borings are planned at potential storm water management (SWM) locations.  One (1) deep boring inside the park boundaries will include a monitoring well to measure water levels after the drilling field work.

All field work will be conducted by E2CR, Inc. (drilling contractor) and will be overseen full-time by a Whitman, Requardt and Associates (WRA) field engineer.  This work will be performed in accordance with MNCPPC requirements.

The field work will consist of the following:
  1. WRA field engineer, along with a representative from E2CR, will stake the borings in the field using existing site features. The as-drilled boring locations and elevations will be determined by survey upon completion of this phase of work.
  2. E2CR will be responsible for clearing utilities prior to conducting the soil borings. Clearance for the boring locations will include contacting Miss Utility. If needed, the location of utilities will be verified with soft-digging of the location.
  3. The work area around each boring will be occupied by a crew of 4-6 people, a truck-mounted drill rig and 1 or 2 support vehicles. Work will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. In some instances, due to the depth of the holes and unforeseen difficult drilling conditions, field work may be extended to 5:00 pm. Equipment will be removed daily and the open borehole will be covered to prevent injury.
  4. Upon completion, all bore holes will be filled with grout and excess soil will be removed from the site. Pavement or sidewalk borings will be patched with similar materials. Disturbed grass will be graded, seeded and covered with hay.
  5. Shortly after the drilling is completed, a survey party will survey each boring location.

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Montgomery County is planning soil test borings in and around Elm Street Park as part of a geotechnical exploration required for design of the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) Elm Street Tunnel relocation. The borings will begin today and continue over the next four weekdays. All work will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Six (6) total deep borings are planned along the proposed tunnel and path alignment, with three (3) of the deep borings located inside the boundaries of Elm Street Park. Four (4) shallow borings are planned at potential storm water management (SWM) locations. One (1) deep boring inside the park boundaries will include a monitoring well to measure water levels after the drilling field work.

All field work will be conducted by E2CR, Inc. (drilling contractor) and will be overseen full-time by a Whitman, Requardt and Associates (WRA) field engineer. This work will be performed in accordance with MNCPPC requirements.

The field work will consist of the following:
1. WRA field engineer, along with a representative from E2CR, will stake the borings in the field using existing site features. The as-drilled boring locations and elevations will be determined by survey upon completion of this phase of work.
2. E2CR will be responsible for clearing utilities prior to conducting the soil borings. Clearance for the boring locations will include contacting Miss Utility. If needed, the location of utilities will be verified with soft-digging of the location.
3. The work area around each boring will be occupied by a crew of 4-6 people, a truck-mounted drill rig and 1 or 2 support vehicles. Work will be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. In some instances, due to the depth of the holes and unforeseen difficult drilling conditions, field work may be extended to 5:00 pm. Equipment will be removed daily and the open borehole will be covered to prevent injury.
4. Upon completion, all bore holes will be filled with grout and excess soil will be removed from the site. Pavement or sidewalk borings will be patched with similar materials. Disturbed grass will be graded, seeded and covered with hay.
5. Shortly after the drilling is completed, a survey party will survey each boring location.

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Soil borings will occur in Elm Street Park as part of the Capital Crescent Trail relocation. All work will occur on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.