Sinkhole work remains in limbo

By Beth A. Birmingham | Aug 25, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Caution gates remain in place on Route 1 in Warren to protect vehicles from a sink hole.

Warren — Anyone traveling through Warren on Route 1 near North Pond may be wondering why the traffic is slightly rerouted.

Town Manager Elaine Clark said a sinkhole developed through a culvert under the road between North Pond and the marsh area across the road.

The rerouting of traffic via construction gates has continued since late spring. The delay in repairing the issue is due to Maine Department of Transportation needing to get a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers.

It will be a couple more months before the work is begun, according MDOT spokesman Ted Talbot Aug. 25.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at

Comments (2)
Posted by: Karen A Cochran | Aug 26, 2014 10:37

How long does it take to get a permit from the Army Corp of Engineers for a highway that surely got a permit when the highway was rebuilt in the last decade!

Posted by: JEFFREY PAYSON | Aug 25, 2014 17:44

Let's hope there is no serious accident while waiting for what must be repaired.

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