Part of Main Avenue between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Street is expected to see light construction later this week.

St. Maries Public Works Director, Mark Reynolds, said that the construction is due to an apparent sinkhole that appeared on the roadway around Friday, September 4. He said that the sinkhole was caused by a water leak that had spread under the highway.

“The sinkhole was reported by a couple of people,” Mr. Reynolds said. “It was probably about a two to three foot indent into the highway.”

Mr. Reynolds said that city crews worked on September 4 to stop the leak from creating more damage to the roadway. They are now waiting for a contractor to come and bore the waterline.

“We are expecting someone to try and have the line fixed later this week or early next week. A lot of the people who do that kind of work are booked up at this time,” Mr Reynolds said. “We don’t want to dig the asphalt up.”

For more information call the city of St. Maries at 208-245-2577.

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