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August 9, 2016 - City of Boulder to Take Soil Samples in Civic Area Starting Tomorrow

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
Media Contacts:

Jim Winchester, Communication Manager, 303-441-4247
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

City of Boulder to take soil samples in Civic Area starting tomorrow

The City of Boulder will have soils engineers working at the Civic Area on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 10 and 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m. each day. The team will be using large equipment on site that will require temporary closures of some walking paths and green space.

Consultants will be using equipment to take approximately 12 soil samples in four sections of the Civic Area, including:

  • Three areas between the Municipal Building and the North Library/Canyon Gallery on the north side of Boulder Creek;
  • One area adjacent to the library skyway on the south side of Boulder Creek.

The work is anticipated to last for two days.

The soil samples are being collected and analyzed as part of the first phase of work associated with the proposed park improvements to the Civic Area. The analysis will help inform consultants and contractors about the properties and characteristics of soils that may be encountered during construction.

The Civic Area is undergoing a transformation, following principles established in the Civic Area Master Plan pdf, which was adopted by City Council in July 2015. The long-term vision is to transform the Civic Area into an even more unique place that reflects the community’s shared values and its diversity, providing space and programs for people to gather, recreate, eat, learn, deliberate and innovate.

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