With the acceleration of urbanization in my country, road facilities and buildings are increasing day by day, causing urban traffic congestion. Shallow burial and underground excavation technology is a method commonly used in urban subway construction at present. Therefore, in the actual project, the construction project should master the construction points and difficulties in order to improve the quality of the subway project. In the construction of urban rail transit in my country, the technical requirements and standards of subway construction are high. According to the technical characteristics of shallow burial, the application of shallow burrowing technology in tunnel engineering is discussed for reference.