TRANSPORTATION TUNNELS UNDER HIGHWAYS
The requirements which must be met in constructing tunnels under highways are stated, comments are made on the excavation and construction of such tunnels, and reference is made to the Kansas City underground environment. The first step in the construction is the development of a comprehensive plan and its presentation for approval to the various Federal, State and local agencies involved. The construction and mining procedure must cover all possible conditions to be encountered. The plan must be based on exploration of the ground conditions by visual observation, exploratory drilling, and information related to the conditions of the original highway construction. Spilling, breast boarding, shotcrete or liner plate may be required by the presence of compacted fill. Ground conditions which necessitate top heading and bench method of tunnel excavation are also discussed. The pros and cons are presented of using tunnels in Kansas City for highways.
- Published in the Proceedings of the Symposium on the Development and Utilization of Underground Space, March 5-7, 1975, Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by the Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
National Science Foundation1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Stevens, V L
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: p. 99-101
- TRT Terms: Excavations; Geological surveying; Highways; Planning; Shotcrete; Transportation; Tunneling; Tunnels; Underground structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Comprehensive planning; Subsurface explorations; Underground
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00130640
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM