INDOT Says Another Section Of S.R. 262 Sinks By 18 Inches
By Mike Perleberg
(Dillsboro, Ind.) – A second portion of State Road 262 has been closed to traffic because of a damaged roadway.
Eagle 99.3 has told you before that S.R. 262 just south of Dillsboro will be closed through the end of the month because part of the highway has sunk by three inches after heavy rains eroded the earth beneath and surrounding the road.
The case is even worse two miles further south on the state highway, where near the Dearborn-Ohio County line a slide has caused the highway to sink by 18 inches, the Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday. A guardrail was also lost in recent days.
INDOT is also keeping an eye on a third slide in that area.
Barricades have been placed at Huesman Road in Ohio County. U.S. 50 and State Road 56 are marked as the detours.
The state is retaining a specialty contractor to stabilize slopes through a process called “soil nailing”. Work at the first slide site begins in two to three weeks. Crews will shoot 20-foot steel shafts into the embankment. Once the soil has been “nailed”, INDOT can proceed with pavement repairs.
INDOT announced Monday that S.R. 262 will remain closed through at least the end of the month.