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Repairs of 2 sinkholes continue in Baltimore

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 18:08:21-04
Repairs are continuing in two sinkholes in Baltimore City linked to failing infrastructure, according to the director of Baltimore's Department of Public Works. 
 
The 100 block of West Centre Street in Mt. Vernon is expected to be open in mid-October after a large section of the road collapsed on April 23, due to the failure of a 72-inch sewer line. The sewer line is over 100 years old, with previous failures on adjacent Park Avenue in 1997 and 2012.
 
Repairs are estimated to cost between $4 million and $4.5 million. 
 
 
Meanwhile, repairs are ongoing in the 500 block of West Mulberry Street, where the street collapsed on July 4. That was caused by the same line that resulted in the Centre Street failure, DPW officials said. 
 
The street is expected to be be restored and re-opened by mid-December.
 
That work should cost the city between $6 million and $7 million. 
 

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