Preliminary Engineering Field Studies
Earlier this year, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Red Line Team collected some initial soil samples in the proposed tunnel sections of the Red Line corridor. Now that the project has recently received Federal Transit Administration’s approval to enter Preliminary Engineering (PE), the project can move forward with additional field studies.
PE is the phase of the project where detailed project design begins and environmental studies are completed. The field studies will help the MTA better understand environmental conditions in the Red Line corridor. Engineers and technicians will explore subsurface soil, rock, and groundwater conditions; collect survey data; measure existing vibration and noise levels; monitor air quality, examine road conditions and evaluate historical/cultural features and natural resources.