Macon-Bibb public works to fix roadways after severe sinkhole damage

Citizens raise concerns for their roadways after some sinkholes reach 12-ft. deep.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –Macon-Bibb County’s public works department is fixing roads across the community after several streets started to cave in.

Public works director Steve Pettis says he sees hundreds of minor and major cases of sinkholes each year.

Pettis added there are various reason for the issue, but most of the sinkhole cases are results of pipe failure.

He added it can be a costly job to fix each sinkhole.

"On one account alone we will have $55,000 in the annual budget to buy the materials for those annual repairs," says Pettis.

The director says public works crew members go out and inspect roads daily, but it’s the calls from the community that help them find a lot of the sinkholes.

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