You may have seen the equipment along Route 7 recently and wondered what it was—drill rigs similar to the one here are used to bore small-diameter holes in the ground to determine soil conditions and drainage properties, evaluate the stability of natural slopes, measure the depth of the bedrock beneath the soil and more. Project engineers will use this information to design the foundations, earthwork, structures and pavement subgrade accordingly.
Drivers can expect lane closures in each direction on Route 7 while crews work through the fall and winter to complete the geotechnical testing.
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