Earlier this month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shut down a portion of KY 1340 in Webster County due to an alarming discovery – a large crack in the road. Following further inspection, officials have now reported that a sinkhole has opened up in the same location. The sudden appearance of this sinkhole has caused considerable disruption to local traffic and raised safety concerns for travelers on KY 1340. To ensure the safety of the public, officials have blocked off the affected area and are currently working to identify what may have caused the sinkhole to appear.
The road have been shut down at a location 1.9 miles to the southwest of Dixon and east of KY 874.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Mine officials are teaming up to make repairs to the damaged section of pavement near mile point 1.9. Starting in November, KYTC will begin the process of repairing the pavement, which has been a source of safety concerns for drivers in the area.
The repair work is estimated to take a week to complete once it starts.
To find out more about sinkholes in Kentucky, check the Kentucky sinkhole maps page.
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