Metro contractors are preparing to conduct a series of geotechnical field tests in the Beverly Hills area as a part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) for the Westside Subway Extension. This work will build on the data gathered during the Draft EIS/EIR for the project and provide further soil and seismic information along the route of the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA). In certain areas, noise and vibration tests will also be conducted. Following the tests, the data will be analyzed and used to make further informed decisions about subway construction.
Thursday, August 11 – Friday, August 12, 2011 from 9:00am-3:30pm Metro contractors will conduct work on Wilshire Boulevard east of S. Beverly Drive.
Note: Should any work need to be cancelled and rescheduled, Metro will inform you of new work date(s)/time(s).
The equipment to be used during the field testing is described below:
Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT)
Cone Penetrometer Testing (CPT) will consist of a truck, which advances a steel cone tip into the ground by pushing approximately one-inch diameter steel rods attached to the cone tip. As for all borings, the work area will be scanned for utilities prior to drilling, and the upper soils will be hand augered. At the conclusion of testing, the hole will be filled with grout and its top patched with asphalt to match the surrounding grade. Parking lanes and traffic lanes will need to be coned off during work hours.
What to Expect During CPT Soundings:
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Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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