East Cleveland sinkhole – January 14 update
Wednesday morning contractors began work to repair the East Cleveland Street sinkhole. The first step was to pour a concrete floor at the bottom of the existing fifteen foot sinkhole. Next, crews extracted debris and pumped out 12,400 gallons of water. The void above the newly poured floor was then partially filled with a mixture of sand, water, and concrete called “flow fill” to stabilize water and gas lines. This pliable, yet structurally sound material provides the ability to completely fill crevices and voids in the sinkhole above the concrete floor. Crews will return on Thursday to fill the remaining space in the sinkhole with additional flow fill. Once set, a layer of road base will be added in preparation for paving.
East Cleveland Street from Foote Ave east to Brown Court continues to be closed to traffic until further notice. Updates and schedule changes will be posted on the City's website at www.cityoflafayette.com .
Lafayette residents owning a home built before 1989 and identified as being located over a coal mine, are eligible for the Colorado Mine Subsidence Protection Program established to pay for damage caused by coal mine subsidence. While not an insurance policy, the program is funded through federal monies levied on current coal production within the state. For additional information regarding this program call 1-800-44-MINES or visit the website link below.