CALDWELL COUNTY, Ky. (3/20/13) – The KYTC Caldwell County Highway Maintenance Crew has placed special fabric across the sinkhole and dumped about 160 tons of rip rap into it. The fabric allows water to go through, but holds soil in place. Engineers expect it will take another 40 tons or more of rock to fill the hole.
Using a long-reach track hoe, the crew dug down about 35 feet. They then started backfilling the hole. Once it is filled, they will cap the area with soil and gravel.
The crew will likely continue to work at the site on Wednesday.
Information provided by Keith Todd
Photos provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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