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Sinking Indiana highway to be repaired this spring

The Associated Press


INDIANAPOLIS — A state highway official says repairs will be made this spring to a section of newly-opened Interstate 69 in southwestern Indiana where the pavement has sunk several inches.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/10CXrGO ) crews will make repairs to a 250-foot stretch of I-69 in late April or early May. The sinking portion was built atop a recently mined coal mine.

Wingfield says the repairs are scheduled for the spring because that's when temperatures will rise enough to allow for paving.

The repairs will unfold as Indiana prepares to close out its contracts with construction companies that built the 67-mile highway that opened in November. That section is the first half of 142-mile highway slated to run from Evansville to Indianapolis.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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