The Kentucky Transportation Center was requested by Bhate Engineering Corporation and A.B. Shopping Center Properties, Inc. to evaluate and monitor apparent movement in the Keystone Block retaining structure and the earth embankment located next to the Walmart Department Store at Mist Lake Plaza in Lexington, Kentucky. This report summarizes work that has been conducted to date. This work includes inspection of surface drainage, inspection of subsurface storm water drainage, inspection of the embankment, and inspection and photologging of current wall distress. At present, control monitoring points are being established (to be completed by the first of June).

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