- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - Engineers say it will cost more than $3 million to finally fix a large sinkhole that has kept a Hudson Valley street closed for the past two years.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1fBHh6g ) that a Rockland County engineering firm told officials in Kingston Monday night that repairing and stabilizing the Washington Avenue sinkhole will cost $3.2 million.

The firm says it wants to repair a pipe that leads into an old underground tunnel that has caused the sinkhole. The engineers are proposing to build a solid block of hardened soil and concrete from the bedrock to the surface.

Kingston’s mayor has asked the city’s Common Council to approve $2 million more to get started on the project. A grant from the federal government would cover the rest of the cost.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com

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