132nd St Extension
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) performed geotechnical engineering services as part of a program to extend the 132nd Street embankment in College Point over wetlands with poor subsurface conditions. The street was extended by 1,100 linear feet, 64-ft wide, between 20th Avenue and 23rd Avenue, in an area adjacent to wetlands within the 550-acre College Point Corporate Park. With the advantage of in-house data from a comprehensive site investigation MRCE performed in the 1970s for the College Point Industrial Park, MRCE was able to optimize the investigation program to reduce costs.
MRCE performed peer review of the initial surcharge design, provided recommendations for final design drawings, and provided geotechnical review services during construction. MRCE also developed an instrumentation plan to monitor the ground improvement progress.