UPDATE (08-26-18): FDOT has filled the sinkhole, but the road will remain closed for at least a few days.
Northbound U.S. 17/92 at Hollow Pine Dr., DeBary remains closed until further notice. Depression now filled with dirt & covered. FDOT monitoring site. FDOT selecting a contractor & work begins Monday to fix. Includes grout injected to stabilize. Roadway & sidewalk to be rebuilt. pic.twitter.com/XTyYI2AtTz
— FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) August 26, 2018
Earlier reporting below.
DeBary, FL – Expect part of U.S. 17/92 to remain closed for at least a few days this week as a sinkhole which formed last week got bigger.
The Florida Department of Transportation first reported the issue on Friday near Hollow Pine Drive in DeBary, forcing the initial closure of all northbound lanes on 17/92, also known as Charles R. Beall Boulevard.
NB US 17/92 at Hollow Pine in DeBary is closed to all traffic as crews work to fill in a depression that formed in right lane. Plan is open up the left lane, eventually. Further fix will be to inject grout. NB traffic, please follow detour until single lane reopens to traffic. pic.twitter.com/DwfQ5heHKE
— FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) August 24, 2018
One northbound lane eventually opened up in time for the afternoon rush after temporary repairs were done, but it didn’t stay that way for long. FDOT closed it again on Saturday after discovering that the hole was bigger than first thought because of a water main break.
Temp repairs as FDOT dumps dirt into the sinkhole along northbound U.S. 17/92 near Hollow Pine Dr. in DeBary. The depression got bigger & deeper Saturday. NB 17/92 remains closed during weekend and some days this coming week, as grout injection & permanent repair work occurs. pic.twitter.com/cY8pr53xke
— FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) August 25, 2018
“FDOT is now working on a permanent repair solution, including work that calls for injecting grout — a type of fluid concrete — into the ground,” noted FDOT spokesperson Steve Olson. “More testing of the area will be needed before that occurs. Upcoming work could require additional closures and detours.”
Northbound traffic is now being detoured along Highbanks Road, Enterprise Road and Saxon Blvd until repairs are complete. Southbound traffic shouldn’t be affected.