The term route survey refers to surveys necessary for the location and construction of lines of transportation or communication that continue across country for some distance, such as highways, railroads, open-conduit systems, pipelines, and power lines. Generally, the preliminary survey for this work takes the form of a topographic survey. In the final stage, the work may consist of the following:
- Locating the center line, usually marked by stakes at 100-ft intervals called stations
- Determining elevations along and across the center line for plotting profile and cross sections
- Plotting the profile and cross sections and fixing the grades
- Computing the volumes of earthwork and preparing a mass diagram
- Staking out the extremities for cuts and fills
- Determining drainage areas to be used in the design of ditches and culverts
- Laying out structures, such as bridges and culverts
- Locating right-of-way boundaries, as well as staking out fence lines, if necessary.
Oil and Gas surveying has been where we pride ourselves in being timely and efficient. We provide our oil/gas clientele with a variety of services to meet this challenging and rewarding field.