WBIW.com News - local

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Plans To Fix Sinkhole At Bloomington Airport

Last updated on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

(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.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page