CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A section of a Cape Girardeau street will reopen on Monday, a year after it closed due to a sinkhole. But that doesn't mean the southeast Missouri town has gotten to the bottom of what is causing sinkholes.
Mayor Harry Rediger told the Southeast Missourian that there really isn't a simple solution.
Sinkholes have plagued part of the town since 2007, with 40 reported since then, including two on South Sprigg Street that prompted the year-long shutdown.
Officials are looking at two options for permanent solutions. One calls for lining less than a mile of a creek with permeable clay and then topping it with concrete. That would cost about $6 million. A second option, relocating a portion of the creek, would be even more costly.
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