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U.S. sinks funding into Oklahoma road project

U.S. sinks funding into Oklahoma road project


Published: December 30, 2009

— The state has received $800,000 in emergency funds to make sure a U.S. highway in Pittsburg County doesn’t sink into an abandoned coal mine.

Project manager Henry Roy said a camera was lowered into the mine under U.S. 270 just east of McAlester and showed the mine had no support beams to keep it from caving in.

Holes are being drilled along the highway perimeter, and a contractor has been hired to pump in concrete grout to create pillars to support the highway. The project started in late October but was recently delayed because of winter storms, Roy said.

He said work will resume next week and will take at least another three to four months to complete... FULL ARTICLE

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