Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Twin Cities Metro District Materials

Worker inspecting


The Twin Cities Metro District Soils Engineering unit is responsible for conducting geotechnical (soils and pavement) investigations to determine existing soil conditions. The soil boring information is used by soils engineers to make grading, base, and pavement design recommendations, which are used by our project designers to assemble construction plans.


Initiate, conduct, and evaluate soils and pavement investigations used to make grading, base and pavement design recommendations for all trunk highway projects in the Metro District.