Removal of bog planned for sinking Central Indiana highway

GASTON, Ind. - State officials are planning to repair a stretch of a central Indiana highway that is slowly sinking into a bog.

State Department of Transportation officials said a 400-foot section of Indiana 28 near the Delaware County town of Gaston is "basically sinking away." The Star Press of Muncie reported that it is estimated to cost nearly $550,000 to excavate a deposit of dead plant material known as peat underneath the road and rebuild it.

Construction on the highway near Wes-Del High School is tentatively scheduled for 2014, after completion of engineering and right of way acquisition. State officials estimate the peat deposit could be 30 feet deep.


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