Boring, soil testing to occur on campus starting April 11

As part of a multi-year Central Utility Infrastructure project, TTL Inc., a geotechnical company, under the direction of the Campus Planning and Construction office, will be conducting exploratory soil testing and boring on campus starting Monday, April 11, through approximately Friday, April 15.

This work will involve drilling equipment, typically affixed to large trucks that will drill to varying depths to assess soil type and the presence/depth of rock in advance of installing buried utilities. This project will support planned capital projects and will likewise enhance the institution’s utility redundancy and resiliency.   

The work will occur over a four-day period, beginning at Kirkland Place and extending south along 24th Avenue South to Blakemore Avenue, Pierce Avenue and Highland Avenue. Work will also occur in the University Club parking lot and two locations in the VA Hospital parking lot (coordinated with VA officials).  

The work will include some temporary lane closures as the crew drills along the roadway. For the duration of this project, flaggers will assist with traffic and pedestrians in the area. All metered parking spots in proximity to the work along 24th Avenue South will be bagged for the duration. 

Work will occur daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and noise is expected to be minimal. 

Anyone with questions or concerns, please email or fill out this form