CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

EXCAVATION AND EMBANKMENTS

CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

EXCAVATION AND EMBANKMENTS
EXCAVATION:CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
Under Section 203 of the 1995 Specifications, details of earthwork operations are described. These operations basically involve 3 operations: topsoil removal, cut and fill.
Topsoil is removed from areas shown on the plans or as noted in the proposal and indicated on the cross sections. If the final grade is less than six feet from the original ground, the topsoil will be removed and placed in appropriate stockpiles or removed from the site. Since topsoil is not suitable for normal embankment construction, it will usually be stripped from both cut and fill areas, and placed in stockpiles for use when landscaping the highway. These stockpiles must be placed within the right-ofway in piles greater than 4 feet high, containing at least 200 cubic yards. They should be neat and shaped to prevent ponding of water. CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
During the topsoil stripping operations, the inspector must insure that the contractor only removed topsoil and not the underlying soil. The depth of stripping should be shown on the design cross sections. The engineer-in-charge and the Regional soils engineer should be contacted before the contractor is permitted to strip beyond the depths shown in the cross sections.CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

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