ALDOT begins work on sinkhole near highway

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Transportation is moving swiftly to repair a sinkhole running alongside the highway.

The sinkhole can been seen when headed toward downtown Birmingham on Interstate 20-59, a mile and a half before the Arkadelphia Road exit.

ALDOT officials say the hole is at least 12 feet wide and has grown in size due to the recent rains.

Because it is important to fix the problem immediately, division engineer Brian Davis says the department has moved swiftly to begin fixing the problem.

Officials say because of the holes close proximity to the interstate, fixing the hole is imperative.   Davis says there is also a 66-inch sewer line running through the center of the hole that crews must also work around.