access tunnel

access tunnel

[′ak·ses ‚tən·əl]
(civil engineering)
A tunnel provided for an access road.
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It had a 2ft access tunnel, handplaced there by friars in the past, but it's unclear whether anyone will ever know what it was used for.
A bus interchange service will also connect to the station via a new access tunnel underneath, which is already under development and scheduled for 2020.
Allan Titley, who bought the nearby farm and surrounding land around 30 years ago, used a digger to block the access tunnel - declaring "enough is enough".
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced that phase one of the ADNOC Fujairah Underground Storage project, involving the construction of an access tunnel, is complete.
Work on the project started in 2018, with its first phase -- which involved the construction of an access tunnel -- already complete.Due for completion in 2022, Adnoc Fujairah Underground Storage will allow the oil company to store three different types of crude oil, which the state-held firm said will provide "increased flexibility to export crude through Fujairah's Arabian Sea oil terminal".
An estimated $13 million will finance extensive upgrades that include a service building for emergency power, extra refrigerating units and other electrical equipment, better waterproofing and reinforcements in the walls, and a new concrete access tunnel. If recent weather patterns are any indication, these upgrades are vital for the vaults viability.
Reportedly, this project comprises of approximately 8,000 square metres of apartments on the waterfront, access tunnel to the Kronlob Island, a three-storey underground parking garage and approximately 25,000 square metres of residential and commercial buildings in six separate complexes on top of the underground parking garage.
4) Installation of a handrail on the south-west access tunnel to clearly indicate the pedestrian/ wheelchair walkway as already exists in the south-east tunnel.
The jury absolved supporters of any blame, and David Duckenfield, the police commander in charge at the match, admitted to the inquest he had lied about fans forcing a gate open, and acknowledged that his failure to close an access tunnel had directly caused the loss of lives.

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