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April 2, 2014

Sinking highway in SE Indiana prompts closure

Brookville — A highway in rural southeastern Indiana is being closed for emergency repairs where rapid deterioration of the roadside slop has caused pavement to sink.

The state highway department says U.S. 52 will be closed between the Franklin County towns of Brookville and Cedar Grove for several weeks starting Wednesday.

The department says the pavement has dropped up to 5 inches at places on the highway which runs near the Whitewater River. The guardrail is now lower than the road's surface at some spots.

Officials say the road has deteriorated rapidly since repair plans were first made a couple weeks ago and rainfall expected this week could make it more dangerous. A contractor is set to start repair work in mid-April.

 

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