HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WEHT) – Huntingburg residents have been waiting for this day for two and a half years.
County Road 100 West is now reopened.
The road had been closed because of safety issues after a major rainfall came through the area that damaged the road.
“Basically, what happened was the lake filled up too full and water overflowed the spillway and washed out the back side of our dam. And that created a problem where the road had to be closed because of safety issues concerning collapse of our road and traveling across it.”
Repairs cost about $60,000.
The road was built in 1957 and officials say updates and repairs were way past due.
The repairs were no easy task, the dam was lowered from 24 feet to under 20 feet and the lake is now not as deep as it was before the repairs.
Main said the corrections were made to prevent any problems in the future.
(This story was originally published on October 30, 2019)