The purpose of this study is to develop a workable approach to muck utilization for transit tunnels, including cut and cover construction, in the urban area. This report presents the results of a detailed investigation into the potential for muck utilization in the urban transportation tunneling process, and it documents the necessary technical and planning procedures that may be used to evaluate its utilization. This report provides transportation system planners and engineers with the necessary information to use more efficiently the earth and rock materials produced during excavation for transportation tunnels and large excavations. Six guideline steps for muck utilization planning are presented as well as the selection of a Muck Utilization Coordinating Committee (MUCC) for implementing these guideline steps. The muck utilization planning concepts were investigated for three U.S. cities (case studies): Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, a trial case study of the muck utilization guidelines was made for the Baltimore Rapid Transit System.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Haley & Aldrich, Incorporated

    238 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Liu, T K
    • Gifford, D G
    • STULGIS, R P
    • Freed, D L
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 378 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-34 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-836
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM