Friday, Nov 28, 2014
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Roadwork completed near sinkhole home


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The intersection ofEldridge Road and Van Allen Way will reopen no later than Monday after being closed since July 19 when a massive sinkhole opened in front of a house, Hernando County officials say.

Virginia Singer, the county’s public information manager, said she is awaiting a report from a geo-technical consultant that should shed more light on how the sinkhole formed and grew to some 40 yards wide and 30 feet deep.

The county government hired a contractor to remove road debris, including chunks of pavement that had dropped into the void. Workers then filled the hole with a mixture of sand and concrete.

The sinkhole opened at 9759 Eldridge Road, in front of a home owned by Linda Fisher, who hurriedly packed her belongings after the county declared it unsafe.

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