Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation have confirmed a major issue with Interstate 69 at the Pike/Gibson County Line.
In that area of the I-69, construction workers used asphalt for its flexibility. With the Gibson and Pike county areas known for mining, the contractors used asphalt for the road because of that flexibility.
According to INDOT, they believe the combination of underground mining in the area along with the winter conditions have caused the asphalt to settle.
Cher Elliott with INDOT tells Hometown News the road is safe to travel and when the plan is to fix it,
The fix will not cost tax payers any more money as the contractors for the project have not been released from the liability. INDOT has to do a final inspection prior to releasing the contractors.
INDOT is expecting the fix for the road to be started in April.