Another sinking southeastern Indiana highway closed

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

BROOKVILLE, Ind. (AP) — For the second time in less than a week the Indiana Department of Transportation has closed a southeastern Indiana highway because of sinking pavement.

INDOT said Monday it has closed State Road 262 between Dillsboro and Milton in Dearborn County because unstable soil threatens the integrity of the roadway and driver safety. The closure site is about three miles south of U.S. Route 50.

INDOT says the pavement in one lane had dropped nearly 3 inches in the past week. The closure is expected to continue through the month.

The agency last Wednesday closed a section of U.S. 52 in Franklin County for emergency repairs after the pavement had dropped more than 5 inches in spots. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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