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One NB Lane of U.S. 17/92 is Open, All Lanes to Open Friday

FDOT finishing emergency repairs to sinkhole in DeBary


Volusia CountyTraffic is again able to use northbound U.S. 17/92 through the City of DeBary. The northbound left lane of U.S. 17/92 at Hollow Pine Drive is now reopened as of 1 p.m. today. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) anticipates all northbound lanes of U.S. 17/92 to reopen Friday, September 14.


For the time being, the right northbound lane remains closed as the contractor wraps up emergency repair work at the site of a sinkhole that’s been filled in and stabilized. Work includes utility repair and rebuilding the sidewalk. Motorists should note that they may experience back-ups until the road fully reopens by the end of the day on Friday.


The timeline begins in late August. Thursday night, August 23, a depression was noted in one northbound lane (right lane), requiring both lanes to close, and a detour route was established. The next day, FDOT completed temporary repairs. However, the hole continued to widen, which required a long-term and complete closure northbound U.S. 17/92. On Monday, August 27, FDOT executed an emergency contract for permanent repairs, which allowed 21 days for the project. The major work included grouting operations, where a fluid concrete is injected into ground to create a stable base underground. That work began Tuesday, August 28. All total, 350 cubic yards of grout was pumped underground (equivalent to 35 fully loaded concrete mixer trucks.)


If all the work in complete by this Friday, the project will wrap up two days early.


In construction zones and always, please avoid distractions while driving. Stay alert. Put the phone down. It can wait.