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Sinkhole opens in Fayette County parking lot

Fayette County


Sinkhole in county parking lot

Fayette County courthouse employees have been asked to carpool to work or pay to park elsewhere because a sinkhole has opened in their parking lot on Penn Avenue.

Robert Carson, director of buildings and grounds, said 19 spots in the lot near the city police station have been cordoned off.

Once the lot is full each morning, employees must find other parking at their own expense.

Carson said the lot is built over Redstone Creek and a portion of the deck appears to be failing. The 19-spot area was blocked off to prevent pedestrians or vehicles from falling into the creek below the crumbling deck.

Carson said he plans to have an engineer look at the lot and devise recommendations on repairs. He is waiting to hear back from a county solicitor regarding how to legally advertise for the engineer.

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