SCDOT officials repair Robert Edge Parkway

Published: Jul. 15, 2012 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Officials from the South Carolina Department of Transportation said they recently repaired Robert Edge Parkway after it developed a dip in the road back in March.

Engineer Shannon Welch said multiple tests have been conducted, but officials still do not know what initially caused the road to sink. They have spent about $20,000 dollars to patch and fill in the dip.

When the dip first occurred, the DOT was not going to make the repairs until a cause was found, but officials said it was becoming a safety concern so they had to fix it temporarily.

Dan Rupert is a concerned driver who spends time on the road everyday. Rupert said, "Well a temporary fix is better than nothing, however, it should have been a permanent fix. But you can't fix something if you don't know what's the matter with it."

DOT officials say they plan to monitor the road to see if it gets worse. Officials explained that the road has only been open for the past few years, and they are concerned that this problem surfaced with such a newly constructed road. They are worried that the dip could return and will continue searching for a more permanent solution.

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