DeBary, FL – It’s been nearly three weeks since a sinkhole forced the closure of northbound U-S 17/92 in DeBary.
Now the Florida Department of Transportation is saying the repair work is close to being finished.
Prep work is now underway to begin paving over that sinkhole later in the week.
U.S. 17/92 #DeBary update. Sinkhole site filled in and stabilized. Work continues. Crews doing prep work for paving expected later in the week. Northbound lanes still closed and detour in effect. Eastbound Highbanks Rd. to northbound Enterprise Rd. to westbound Saxon Blvd.
— FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) September 11, 2018
Construction crews have pumped in 350 cubic yards of a special type of grout to stabilize the sinkhole, which was first discovered on August 24th near Hollow Pine Drive.
#DeBary sinkhole update. As of Friday evening, grouting is now complete. Next is utility work. Road rebuilding soon after. Estimated 350 cubic yards of grout injected underground since Tuesday, Aug 28. Northbound U.S. 17/92 in the area still closed and detour in place. pic.twitter.com/cPH8KCkNXP
— FDOT District 5 (@MyFDOT_CFL) September 7, 2018
All northbound lanes were shut down the following day after the hole expanded, which FDOT officials say was due in part to a water main break.
The sinkhole eventually grew to about 60 feet wide and almost 20 feet deep before it was filled up with dirt and grout.
FDOT hasn’t said at this point when the road will re-open.