Press Release: Geotechnical results for East West Link released

Earth and rock samples gathered from geotechnical drilling undertaken since May 2012 will be examined by the construction industry over the coming weeks as part of the initial investigations for the East West Link tunnel.

Preliminary geotechnical investigations have included drilling and testing at nearly 50 sites along Alexandra Parade as well as within Royal Park and the suburbs of Carlton and Parkville.

The results of the drilling are being shared with the engineering and construction industry. The geotechnical investigations will help identify challenges associated with the design and construction of the project.

An interim report on the geotechnical investigations is now available for order or download from the Linking Melbourne Authority site.

Linking Melbourne Authority is assisting the Department of Transport to complete a business case for the East West Link, which will be considered by the Government in early-2013.