8-foot deep hole in Shenandoah street to be repaired
SHENANDOAH — A deep hole at East Centre and Emerick streets in the borough will be repaired in the near future, borough officials said Tuesday.
Motorists driving in the area can see construction horses and yellow tape surrounding the hole to keep curious onlookers away and motorists at a safe distance.
Former Shenandoah Borough Manager Joseph L. Palubinsky said the hole, now about 8 feet deep, opened last year and was filled in and repaired, but about two weeks ago the hole opened up again.
“It happened last year and they thought they had the problem corrected but it seems to be a culvert problem,” he said.
“You need somebody to go down there and do some more extensive concrete work.”
The collapse, he said, is believed to be caused by a culvert or other drainage pipe that was connected to an old sewer project that was in that area.
Palubinsky said borough street crews and engineers were at the site to determine the best way to repair the hole once and for all.
“The engineers are out soliciting quotes from third-party contractors to have it repaired,” he said.