Soft-Ground Subway Construction

by Mohammad Irshad, P.E., (F.ASCE), Director, Infrastructure Engineering; De Leuw, Cather & Co., A Parsons Transportation Group Company, Washington, DC,
John R. V. Dickson, P.E., Project Manager; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1996, Vol. 66, Issue 11, Pg. 54-57

Document Type: Feature article


With its 89.5 route-mile system up and running, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) is now completing the $640 million Mid-City E Route. The new line presented formidable challenges�like its location in a bustling residential area and its coastal plain subsurface conditions.

Subject Headings: Subways | Routing (transportation) | Residential location | Urban areas | Transportation management | Subsurface environment | Soft soils

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