Roadway, Bridges, & Tunnels

CDM Geotechnical Investigations Services

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Project Overview

MFS Construction, LLC (MFS) was contracted by CDM Smith to provide professional geotechnical drilling services in support of USACE-Las Americas Bridge Replacement project.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Project Details

MFS’ geotechnical team provided field subsurface investigation including 42 SPT borings at Las Americas Expressway (PR-18) Bridges, Access Ramps, Piero Avenue (PR-17) Bridges, Access Ramps, and at Rio Puerto Nuevo Channel.

The geotechnical investigation included 100-ft deep SPT borings with continuous sampling for the upper 50-ft then sampling at 5-ft intervals. The borings were carried out on the bridges at the intersection of PR-18 with PR-17 and their respective ramps, as well as bridges on PR-18 between the exits from PR-17 & Ave. Domenech. Some were carried out next to the basin of the Rio Puerto Nuevo Channel. More than 600 laboratory tests were performed on the samples obtained, including tests such as Gradation Test, Atterberg Limits, CU Triaxial, UU Triaxial, Consolidation, among others.


  • Owner:
    USACE/CDM Smith

Services Provided

  • Our drillers are capable of performing geotechnical drilling for all types of markets and environments.