Cut and Fill
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Earthmoving works undertaken to even out topography by flattening hills and slopes and depositing the spoil in depressions or on slopes.
Cut and fill works are often carried out in road, railway, canal, housing constructions and mining, etc. (Fig. 1). Natural sites are usually undulating, not level, and must be modified before any construction can begin. Thus, the cut and fill process is, if necessary, one of the first construction processes to take place on each development site.
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