Heavy rains, flooding and freeze-thaw cycles in recent weeks have caused embankment slides on a major road near one of southeast Indiana’s biggest attractions. The Indiana Department of Transportation says it is bringing in a contractor to shore up slopes along State Road 111 near Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth.
Crews have so far identified five site within seven miles of the casino and will continue to monitor other areas in an effort to detect additional potential trouble spots. The state’s geohazard mitigation contractor, GeoStabilization International, is set to begin stabilization work April 9 on a portion of the embankment at S.R. 111 and Two Mile Lane where the pavement has dropped up to eight inches. In other places, the guardrail is washed away, a shoulder is missing, and sinkholes, road dips and leaning traffic signal poles have developed.
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