Rushton Demands Details on Highway Sinkhole
Tory Rushton, the MLA for Cumberland South, asked the Minister of Transportation, during an exchange in the legislature yesterday, if his department had a plan to address the evolving sinkhole problem in Oxford.
Lloyd Hines replied, “The department is engaged in determining the extent of the concern that has been expressed in the area with regard to the highway next door. We are in the process of undertaking a drilling program to do testing at the site to determine just what the threat is to the sinkhole area.
Rushton asked if the department is conducting an actual test or just waiting to see what happens?
The minister replied, “We put the safety of our travelling public as a number-one priority, and that’s why we are undertaking a drilling program to determine just how extensive the situation is under the highway.”
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