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Posted June 23, 2011 | comments Leave a comment

*VDOT studies options for Oranda Road sinkhole repair

By Preston Knight -- pknight@nvdaily.com

STRASBURG -- The Virginia Department of Transportation is reviewing its options for fixing the latest Oranda Road sinkhole, but officials say the repairs probably can be made off the roadway, said Stacy Sager, the Edinburg residency maintenance project manager.

The sinkhole was discovered earlier this week, the third such incident in two years.

This sinkhole, Sager said, measured about 20 feet deep and 15-20 feet across and was off the shoulder of the road.

As of Thursday afternoon, a VDOT engineer was looking at different options for repairing the hole. Any construction work probably can be done on the shoulder of the road.

"Somewhere underground, there is a massive amount of water picking material out we had in place," Sager said.

The area is less than a mile west of U.S. 11 and near Carmeuse Lime & Stone.

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