SCRAPING MUCK FROM BORROW PITS

On the Route 121 reconstruction project, near Peoria, Illinois, heavy rains and a high water table made the excavation of 2 million cu yd of dirt a special challenge. Water pumps and push-pull scrapers were used to drain the borrow pits and move as much as 13,000 cu yd of earth daily. A cross section of the earth would show 2 ft of top soil and up to a foot of wet brown clay or very wet silty clay with sand pockets, then gray clay or gray till which became consistently drier down to 40 ft. Further details of the earthmoving (actually mudmoving) are provided in this article.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Authors:
    • Krukowski, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 41
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  • Accession Number: 00612016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM