News Sections
Audio
Plans To Fix Sinkhole At Bloomington Airport
Updated May 5, 2013 1:04 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(BLOOMINGTON) - Officials are working on plans for long-term repairs to a sinkhole underneath the main runway at the Monroe County Airport.

Airport manager Bruce Payton says the sinkhole isn't posing imminent danger to the airport's 6,500-foot-long runway, but that repairs can't wait much longer.

Payton says the county aviation board is seeking a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to cover 95% of the project's estimated $5.6 million cost.

Payton says the proposal calls for removing soil down to the bedrock and then building a stone base that could be 15 feet deep in places.

The timing of the repair work at the airport a few miles west of Bloomington depends on FAA approval.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2017 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback