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Wireless monitoring opens road

May 25th, 2018

A Geosense wireless monitoring system helped engineers open a key road in Bournemouth after an 18-month closure.

Percy Road, one of the busiest roads in Bournemouth, has suffered settlement at different rates on a short stretch, approximately 100 yards, over several months, starting in September 2016. The settlement was associated with a sewer located 18 meters below ground level. Groundwater was entering a section of the sewer and subsidence was taking place at the surface. Four borehole rod extensometers were installed in the asphalt pavement.

Monitoring data via the Wi-SOS 480 - Wireless Observation System – meant there was no need for a continued road closure. Other data logging systems would have required direct access to the head of the borehole rod extensometers.

Wessex Water project manager Joe Edmunds said: “We will continue to monitor Percy Road regularly.” BournemouthDaily Echo, 5th February 2018.


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