Boonville Looking to Restabilize Areas Threatened by Underground Mines

An effort is underway to fix public streets and structures in Boonville threatened by underground coal mines.
An effort is underway to fix public streets and structures in Boonville threatened by underground coal mines.

An open house was held today at the Warrick County Public Library. Residents came out to learn more about the project to stabilize areas threatened by subsidence, a surface collapse above a mine.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources says most work will take place on E. Main St., and their primary goal is get the word out.

"We're several months out," said Jack McGriffin. "We've been working on this for the last year, year and a half. We had three or four meetings with the mayor and city officials already working with utilities and emergency crews and so forth. We want folks to know this is coming. This is gonna happen. This is what it looks like."

Construction is set to begin in early to mid-Spring. Work should be completed by the end of Summer.
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