borrow pit


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borrow pit

[′bä·rō ‚pit]
(civil engineering)
An excavation dug to provide material (borrow) for fill elsewhere.

borrow pit

A bank or pit from which earth is taken for use as fill elsewhere.
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In previous cases involving Alaska and New York State departments of transportation, it was determined that continuous extraction and stockpiling sand for spreading on roads and runways are not borrow pits and under MSHA jurisdiction (33 FMSHRC 1550 and 2 FMSHRC 1749).
Import fill from borrow pits 1, 2 & 3 and rough grade plant site area
Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Nonofo Molefhi told Parliament on March 5 that the environmental impact assessment of all the borrow pits was done and approved between 2008 and 2009.
He noted that currently, out of the seven borrow pits under jurisdiction of the contractor, only five had been opened and operational.
In addition, he said it was envisaged that all the seven borrow pits would be required for use under the project.
The work to be performed under option item one provides for construction of: (1) a fully designed and permitted four lane divided roadway from Brewster Boulevard to Wallace Creek as part of the base entry road project; (2) borrow pits managed and in full compliance.