ALDOT: I-65 sinkhole fix underway

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Transportation said it hopes to have the sinkhole on I-65 fixed by the end of the week.

Traffic in Hoover and Pelham has been snarled for most of the month as crews work to fix the damage.

Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Harris said Friday sinkholes remain a problem for North Alabama with limestone deposits. Repair crews have worked on the problem for most of the three weeks.

Thursday, those crews began the process of starting to fill the sinkhole.

"If the weather cooperates and the other findings as we continue to escavate look okay to us," Harris said. "We should have the sinkhole filed and traffic shifted back to normal patterns by the end of next week. Hopefully we will not be closing any more lanes."

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