Results are summarized of 58 test borings made at selected locations along the line of Section A014 of Rockville Route, generally following Rockville Pike north of Strathmore Avenue to Station 764+40 of the Washington Metropolitan Area METRO system where the METRO adjoins the B and O Railroad right-of-way. Five of these test borings were made with a large-size hollow-stem auger to assess the difficulty of excavation in the subsurface materials. The report includes a continuous geological section along the centerline of the METRO structures, special cross-sections at the location of the subway station and parking lots, logs of the test borings, results of laboratory tests on soil samples and comments on potential design and construction problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, D.C. Prepared in cooperation with DeLeuw, Cather and Co., Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Utah State University, Logan

    Utah Water Research Laboratory
    Logan, UT  United States  84321

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    600 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MRWJ-76-149
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2002 12:00AM