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Second Saratoga Drive sinkhole being repaired

Part of Saratoga Drivein Ferguson Township is closed because of two sinkholes.
Part of Saratoga Drivein Ferguson Township is closed because of two sinkholes. CDT photo

Yet another sinkhole in the Centre Region has been discovered and is being repaired.

The fourth sinkhole discovered in the past week is on Saratoga Drive in Ferguson Township, not far from where a sinkhole was found Sunday.

The two sinkholes have closed Saratoga Drive between Concord Drive and Bristol Avenue and between Charleston Drive and Gwenedd Lane. The township hopes to have repairs complete and the road open by the end of the workday Thursday.

The most recently discovered sinkhole is 12 feet by 12 feet and 10 feet deep.

Ferguson Township Manager Mark Kunkle said a slight depression in the road had been discovered in late 2014 and became more pronounced about two weeks ago.

He said it does not appear there are any more sinkholes on the street and that work is continuing.

“Base pavement has been put in place, but concrete curbing has yet to be completed,” Kunkle said.

The first of the four sinkholes formed after a stormwater pipe collar separated and caused water to erode the soil under Memorial Field in State College. Another has temporarily closed a section of Bigler Road between McKean and Pollock roads on the Penn State campus.

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