Campus hydro-drilling and soil boring project underway

As part of a multiyear central utility infrastructure project, a hydro-excavation project on campus is currently underway.

Badger Daylighting, under the direction of the Campus Planning and Construction office, will conduct the work, which involves hydro-excavation equipment, typically affixed to large trucks, that will remove earth to varying depths to expose and verify buried underground pipes and electrical duct banks. This work will measure the depth of the buried utilities and will be used to create a three-dimensional map to confirm existing utilities and assist in the design for locating new utilities that will be installed.

The work will occur from May 16 to June 10, beginning on Children’s Way extending down 25th Avenue to Jess Neely Drive and Vanderbilt Place. Parking lots 101, 40 and 63A will be used during this time. All work is weather dependent.

The work will include some temporary lane closures in the area as the crew hydro-excavates along the roadway. During the entire duration of this project, flaggers will be present to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

Work will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and noise is expected to be minimal.

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