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 addition, he said it was envisaged that all the seven borrow pits would be required for use under the project.
MP Samuel Rantuana of Ramotswa had wanted to know how many borrow pits had been allocated to the company constructing the Ramotswa-Boatle road and when the environmental impact assessment of those borrow pits was done and how many were operational.
The material was trucked off site to use around foundations or yards, and under the MSHA-OSHA agreement, the material should be used on land "relatively near the borrow pit.
Heavy haul road, plant area roads, patrol roads and borrow pit access roads