Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway
Exploration work is underway on the Trans Canada Highway near Oxford.
The Department of Transportation is reviewing the stability of the highway following concerns about sinkhole activity near the Exit 6 on-ramp to the highway.
Logan Drilling is conducting tests in a depression that has been repeatedly filled in recent years. It has been identified as an area of concern associated with suspect sinkhole activity surrounding Oxford. It marks the third time in a year for the company to investigate the highway's stability.
During construction of that section of highway, contractors filled a sinkhole at that location. While it has not posed a problem over the years, it has been attended repeatedly by highway workers for modest repairs. The dramatic collapse at the Oxford Lions Club has heightened concerns in and around Oxford.
Officials in Oxford hope to hear the results of the current tests to allay fears about the integrity of the highway, Nova Scotia’s link to New Brunswick and the rest of Canada.
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