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Sinking highway to be repaired this spring

INDIANAPOLIS – A state highway official said repairs will be made this spring to a section of newly opened Interstate 69 in southwest Indiana where the pavement has sunk several inches.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield told the Evansville Courier & Press ( ) crews will make repairs to a 250-foot stretch of I-69 in late April or early May. The sinking portion was built atop a recently mined coal mine.

Wingfield said the repairs are scheduled for the spring because that’s when temperatures will rise enough for paving work.

The repairs will unfold as Indiana prepares to close out its contracts with construction companies that built the 67-mile highway that opened in November. That section is the first half of 142-mile highway slated to run from Evansville to Indianapolis.